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Vincennes, IN – Over the weekend, Vincennes University Track & Field added All-State mid-distance stand-out Jacob Adams of Michigan City High School, 2x All-State Sprinter Jhala Henry of Jeffersonville High School, and 2x State-Qualifier in the discus Zach Cline of Forest Park High School. Jacob Adams comes to Vincennes University as one of the state’s most heralded distance recruits in...

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Vincennes, IN- The Vincennes University Baseball team has added former VU stand-out and Vincennes Lincoln product Shawn Kahre to the coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Kahre is a graduate of the class of 2011 from Lincoln High School, located in Vincennes, IN. After graduating from Lincoln, Kahre attended Vincennes University where he served as an outfielder and pitcher for the...

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Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team has added a new member to the coaching staff by hiring former Louisiana Tech Graduate Assistant Coach Casey Wyllie for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Wylie is a native of Dwight, Illinois, about an hour and a half southwest of Chicago. After graduating from Dwight High School, he attended John A. Logan College where he obtained an...

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Vincennes, IN – Vincennes University Track & Field added another outstanding athlete to the 2017 recruiting class on Friday by signing Boonville High School stand-out Taylin Brandenberger. Brandenberger was a phenomenal athlete while at Boonville High School, competing in both Volleyball and Track & Field for the Pioneers. In fact, she had so much success on the volleyball court, she...

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Vincennes, IN – Transfer Sophomore Abigail Bergman has chosen Lindenwood-Belleville University as the place that she will continue the next two years of her academic and athletic career. “I am super excited to have this opportunity to keep playing the sport I love while also getting my education. Lindenwood-Belleville is a lot closer to home for me and my family will be able to come to more...

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Colorado Springs, CO – 6 Vincennes University Athletes earned NJCAA All-Academic Awards for their outstanding working in the classroom during the 2016-17 school year. These athletes included: Zach Breault for Men’s Golf, Jordan Sprinkle, Madison Meurer, and Sydney Nurrenbern for Women’s Volleyball, and Women’s Basketball athletes Milana Matias & Claudia Stan. Zach Breault was named to the...

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Vincennes, IN – What was already a stellar 2017 recruiting class for the Vincennes University Trailblazers got even better this afternoon as the team signed George Dixon, who was a regular starter this year for power house prep IMG Academy in Florida. As a junior in Milwaukee, it was evident that Dixon had the size, strength, and ability to be a big time player next year. Dixon stands 6’4,...

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Vincennes, IN – A year after climbing all the way to #20 in the NJCAA, defeating multiple ranked teams, and securing 29 wins, Head Volleyball Coach Gary Sien released the slate of 2017 games for the Lady Trailblazers. The Lady Blazers will open with a string of four games against: Lake Land, Robert Morris Springfield, Ancilla, and Rend Lake before taking to the incredibly tough Owens...

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Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Women’s Track & Field made a big addition to the 2017 recruiting class by signing Illinois state champ in the discus Jazzmine Poole of East St. Louis. Poole leaves East St. Louis High School as one of the most accomplished throwers in school history. She holds personal bests of 149’6” in the discus, and 42’ 3 ¾” in the shot put. Poole finished 10th,...

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Vincennes, IN – This afternoon the Vincennes University Trailblazer Men’s Basketball team signed native of Accra, Ghana, Maxwell Okoampah. Okoampah appears to be a big-time recruit when one watches the things that he does well on film. He is athletic, he is strong, has a high motor, and the 6’7”, 215 pound, power forward plays above the rim at a very high level. His athletic style of play...

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Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team added another incredibly explosive guard to the incoming 2017 recruiting class by signing Nico Johnson, a 6’1 combo guard from Danville, Illinois. Johnson played his senior season at Conrad Academy, one of the top prep schools in the country. Year after year, Conrad produces top-tier DI basketball prospects, and Johnson was in the...

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Vincennes, IN – After graduating one of the greatest 3-point shooters in Vincennes University Basketball history in Nate Hansen, the Trailblazers were in need of a shooter. This morning, VU filled that need with the signing of former Logansport High School stand-out, and Chipola transfer forward Carter Skaggs. Skaggs is the son of Logansport High School Head Basketball Coach Pat Skaggs, and...

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Vincennes, IN – Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach Chris Gafner just concluded his 13th season at the helm for the Trailblazers. When Gafner took over in 2003, the program had had minimal success on a national level, and remained relatively unknown to athletes, even on the local level. Little did the administration at the time know, 13 years later, Chris Gafner would build one of the...

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Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team will be offering their shootout camp for: middle school aged campers (grades 6-8) on June 8th, session 1 for varsity & junior varsity athletes on June 9th, and session 2 for varsity and junior varsity athletes on June 10th. The shootouts will be held in the VU P.E. Complex. Cost for attendance is $200 for one team, $375 for two...

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Hutchinson, KS – Sophomores Jordan Downs & Aintzane Castarlenas both won national titles in the pole vault this morning, and 5 other Trailblazers snagged All-American Honors on the 3rd & final day of the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Sophomore Jordan Downs started the day off for VU by capturing his first national title in the pole vault after finishing 3rd in the...

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Hutchinson, KS – Red Hill High School Alumni Jamesha Western continued an incredible freshman year in the throwing events by garnering All-American Honors with a 6th place finish in the hammer throw this afternoon on the first day of the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Hutchinson Community College. Western came into the meet seeded 11th in the NJCAA, and her mark of...

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Vincennes, IN – The VU Trailblazers Men’s Basketball team has had a very active post-season in the hopes of reloading to make another deep run at the National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas next season. That activity continued this afternoon as Keith Clemons, 6’1 Point Guard from Wesley Christian Prep committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Vincennes University next year. ...

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Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Trailblazer Track & Field teams will be competing in the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Hutchinson Community College on Thursday, May 18th through Saturday, May 20th. Both the men’s, and the women’s teams have had outstanding seasons chalked full of personal bests, top-25 national marks, and even school records. In all, the...

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Harrison, OH – After 36-holes of golf played at the Miami Whitewater Golf Course hosting the DII & DIII NJCAA Golf Regional, The VU Trailblazer Golf Team currently sits 2nd, and sophomore Blake Claycomb is tied for 1st individually. The Trailblazers got off to a great first 18 holes of golf. Blake Claycomb’s first 18-hole score of 69 was the lowest score for any set of 18-holes played on...

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Vincennes, IN – Head Coach Todd Franklin confirmed this morning that 6’5 wing transfer from Ohio University Rodney Culver Jr. Will be sporting the blue, white, and gold of Vincennes University for this upcoming basketball season. Culver Jr. is a native of Columbus, Ohio, where he made big play, after big play for Pickerington Central. While at Pickerington Central, he garnered 2nd team...

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Play4Kay

The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.

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