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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recent Vincennes University graduates Ariana Kuhn, Robert Murphy and Meredith Spitz were among the student-athletes on the list of 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award winners, which was released Wednesday from the NJCAA’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. This year saw a record 1,936 student-athletes from 324 NJCAA-member colleges earn national academic...


Two-time NJCAA national champion pole vaulter Kaitlyn Moricz will continue her collegiate career at Marian University. Moricz said she settled on the NAIA-member school in Indianapolis because it was simply “the best fit” for her, both academically and athletically. The school allows her to continue in her major, psychology with an emphasis in sports psychology, while providing a...


The Vincennes University Blazer Baseball Team will hold its 2015 Summer Showcase on Tuesday, July 28 (rain date: July 29) for top high school players who are serious about a possible future in college baseball. Participants will be able to showcase their talents in front of the VU Baseball coaching staff. The showcase will be at VU’s Jerry Blemker Baseball Field (1562 Old Terre Haute Road in...


Recent Vincennes University graduate Jantzen Goodwin on Thursday became the seventh member of the 2014-15 VU Men’s Basketball Team to sign a national letter of intent to continue his collegiate basketball career. Goodwin inked his letter with Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. An NAIA-member program, Indiana Tech is a great opportunity, Goodwin said. “It’s a great school with my major (sports...


As part of an examination of its athletic program’s sports, designed to address the increasingly tough task of assembling a competitive junior college schedule, Vincennes University will discontinue its tennis program. Trailblazer Tennis has been highly successful but the program’s schedule has become heavily weighted with NCAA Div. I opponents over the past several seasons as VU is the lone...


Vincennes University Tennis Coach Tyler Johnston has submitted his resignation so he can begin working at a premier tennis coaching and teaching facility in his hometown of Columbus, OH. In his single season at the helm of the Trailblazer program, Johnston recruited six of the seven players on the 2014-15 VU team and the Trailblazers assembled an 8-6 record on the way to finishing seventh at...


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Ariana Kuhn’s decision on where to continue her collegiate throwing career came after all the same ups and downs as most student-athletes’ recruiting processes. But it also followed her approach she uses in every other aspect of her life. She relied on her faith. The recently graduated VU product from Marshall, IL, will take her skills and work ethic in the shot put,...


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Hanna Wise – a recently graduated Vincennes University runner – has chosen Austin Peay as her next stop in her collegiate track & field career. Along with offering a chance to continue in her academic major and shadow professionals in the medical field, the Clarksville, TN-based, Ohio Valley Conference-member institution is like a trip home for Wise. “I was born there,...


Vincennes University center fielder Matt Volz was named to the NJCAA Region 12 Gold Glove Team for 2015 after he put together a perfect fielding percentage in 45 games to help lead the Trailblazers to the championship game of the Region 12 Sub-District Tournament. Volz was one of only nine players chosen from throughout the region for the honor. He was one of only two full-time outfielders on...


Vincennes University third baseman Lance Myers was named to the NJCAA All-Region 12 First Team for 2015 after he helped lead the Trailblazers (27-24) to the championship game of the Region 12 Sub-District Tournament. Only 12 infielders were chosen from throughout the region for the honor. “Lance did a great job for us and he put up great numbers for his two years in our program,” VU Coach Chris...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Once the weather allowed competition to resume Saturday night at the NJCAA Outdoor National Track & Field Championships, the Vincennes University Track & Field Teams saw freshman Candela Guijarro battle her way to a third place tie in the Women’s High Jump and sophomore TaPring Goatee turn in a top-10 finish in the Women’s 5000 Meter Run. The top 10s and...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Vincennes University Track Teams’ efforts so far today at the weather-delayed NJCAA Outdoor National Championships were highlighted by VU freshman Trey Kennedy giving the Trailblazers their third national title at the event. Kennedy won the Men’s Pole Vault today at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS, when he vaulted 16 feet, ¾ inch. The Pole Vault crown...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Vincennes University sophomore Kaitlyn Moricz won the second NJCAA Pole Vault national championship of her VU career and sophomore TaPring Goatee claimed her first national crown when she won the Women’s Steeplechase Friday during the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor National Track & Field Championships in Hutchinson, KS. Also on the second day of the title meet, sophomore Robert...


PLANO, Texas – Vincennes University freshman Nicolas “Nico” Rouanet came up short this morning in the Flight 1 championship match of the NJCAA Men’s National Tennis Championship, but the 6-1, 6-4 victory by ASA’s Callum Polland-Smith wrapped up an incredible season for Rouanet. Another VU highlight came in the Consolation Bracket of the Flight 6 singles, Trailblazer Brennan Buchanan beat Lewis...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Vincennes University’s Eric Blackman was continuing this afternoon with events in the Decathlon at the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Hutchinson, KS. As of 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Blackman had finished second in the 110 Meter Hurdles and 11th in the Discus to move up one position from Thursday to No. 6 in today’s Decathlon standings. Results will...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – In the early portion of Session I of the 2015 NJCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Vincennes University sophomore Eric Blackman had completed the first day’s scheduled five Decathlon events and was in seventh place with 3,277 points. The Purdue signee’s highlight of the Decathlon thus far was a second place finish in the High Jump at 6 feet, 9.5 inches. In...


PLANO, Texas – Rain has descended upon the Plano, TX, area and delayed play at the 2015 NJCAA Div. I  Tennis National Championship Tournament. According to a post on the tournament’s Facebook page, all Div. I and Div. III matches are on-hold until Thursday. Exact times are to be announced later today. However, the VU Trailblazers managed to get some action in before the weather interrupted...


NEW ORLEANS – Vincennes University sophomores Robert Murphy and TaPring Goatee and VU Assistant Coach Tim Marsee are in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s inaugural NJCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2015 season. Winners for each region were selected in a vote of NJCAA DI coaches. The honored athletes and...


PLANO, Texas – The Vincennes University Tennis Team’s top 3 singles players reached the quarterfinals round of the NJCAA Men’s National Championship Tournament in Plano, TX, with wins Tuesday. Nicolas Rouanet started off the day on Tuesday for the Trailblazers with a 6-1,6-0 win over Herman Abban, the NMMI No. 1 singles player who is ranked 17 in the country. The victory moves...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams will feature 20 student-athletes competing at the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend in Hutchinson, KS. The events begin Thursday and wrap up Saturday (see meet schedule in PDF format). **You can watch the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships online at:...



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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