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VINCENNES, Ind. - Former Vincennes University coach Harry Wickens will be inducted into the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March 5. His election to the Hall of Fame is due to his outstanding contributions to the sport. Wickens helped start the VU swimming and diving program in 1980. The Trailblazers were a powerhouse in his 21 years as coach and ...


VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team will play a first-round NJCAA Division I District P Championship tournament game on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers' opponent has yet to be determined. The other tournament rounds will be played at Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois. The semifinals are on March 7. The championship game...


ULLIN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team made it an even bakers dozen Tuesday night. The No. 2 Trailblazers earned a 76-56 road win over Shawnee for their 13th straight win improving to 28-1 on the season. Lony Francis, Jr. tallied a team best 22 points to pace four Trailblazers in double figures. Just three nights after pouring in a career-high 30...


ULLIN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team raced out to a 22-6 lead after the first 10 minutes of play Tuesday night and never looked back. The Lady ‘Blazers won their eighth straight game to improve to 21-6 on the season after a 96-55 lopsided win at Shawnee. Freshman Reeva Hammelman led five different VU players in double figures with 16 points in...


VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team kept the No. 2 ranking for the fifth straight week in the national poll released Tuesday. VU received 385 points and one first-place vote. The Trailblazers owned a 27-1 overall record and a 17-1 District 16 record prior to Tuesday night’s game against Shawnee in Ullin, Illinois. VU claimed the District 16 regular season...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Volleyball team recently added another piece to its puzzle for the 2019 season. Trailblazers Coach Gary Sien has confirmed Olga Vasovic of Belgrade, Serbia has made her pledge to the Trailblazers volleyball program. Vasovic is the daughter of Goran and Snezana Vasovic and plans to major in Economics while at VU. “Olga is someone who can play...


VINCENNES, Ind. – Natalia Bartnovskaya Price was a five-time NJCAA Division I national champion as a Vincennes University women’s track and field athlete and now she will be a NJCAA Hall of Fame member. Price, who competed as Natalia Bartnovskaya, is being inducted into the NJCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Friday in conjunction with the NJCAA...


STATEN ISLAND, NY. — Former Vincennes University Track and Field standout Jordan Downs added to his already impressive resume over the weekend. The current Bethel College athlete captured the long jump title at the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships inside the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon. The field of 16 featured athletes who are currently in college, post-collegiate...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Baseball team just needed a little home cooking. The Trailblazers broke out of their recent offensive slump with a pair of 5-inning romps over Ancilla College on Friday at Jerry Blemker Field. VU improved to 3-4 on the season with a pair of shutouts in its home opener, 12-0 and 10-0. The 22 runs were two more than the team...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team captured the District 16 regular season championship Saturday night inside the P.E. Complex. The No. 2 ranked Trailblazers defeated Southwestern Illinois 98-78 to improve to 27-1 overall and 17-1 in league play.  VU has won or shared seven District 16 regular season titles. “It was nice to wrap up the No. 1 seed but...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team crossed off one of its season goals on Saturday night. The Lady 'Blazers cruised to an 84-43 win over Southwestern Illinois, inside the P.E. Complex, to notch their 20th win of the season. “Getting to at least 20 wins is always one of the goals every year,” VU Coach Harry Meeks said. “If you can get to 20 wins, odds...


VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate Sophomore Night on Saturday when Southwestern Illinois visits the P.E. Complex. Sophomore women’s players, Sofia Besedina, Cristina De La Cruz, Diamond Fields, Ivanda Hudjakova, and Jaynice Stovall, and student manager Bob Ryker, will be honored with a pre-game ceremony prior to the 5 p.m....


VINCENNES, Ind. – A rainy forecast for the weekend has forced a change in the schedule for the Vincennes University baseball team’s home opener on Friday. The Trailblazers will play a doubleheader instead of one game at Jerry Blemker Field. The nine-inning game originally scheduled for Saturday against Ancilla College has been moved to Friday. VU (1-4) and Ancilla will now play two...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- After a slow start, the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team cruised to their 26th win of the season Wednesday night inside the P.E. Complex. The No. 2 Trailblazers used a 22-4 run over a span of 5 minutes, 23 seconds in the first half to build a commanding 35-18 lead over visiting Lewis and Clark. VU doubled up the visiting Trailblazers at the...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- For the second straight game, Jhala Henry had the hot hand for the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team. The Trailblazers freshman connected on six 3-pointers for the second straight game and produced a game-high 20 points to lead VU to an 84-48 thrashing of visiting Mineral Area. With the win the Trailblazers improve to 19-6 on the season and ...


VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is No. 2 in the latest NJCAA Division I national poll, occupying that spot for the fourth consecutive week. The Trailblazers received 385 points and one first-place vote in the poll released Wednesday. VU took a 25-1 overall record and 10-game win streak in to Wednesday’s home game against Lewis and Clark. The Trailblazers...


Trailblazers have impressive showing at EIU CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Indoor Track and Field team proved they can compete against the big schools over the weekend. The Trailblazers came away with a second-place finish in the Friday Night Special at Eastern Illinois University which was a field mostly of NCAA Division I programs. Indiana State won...


CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The Vincennes University baseball team could only produce one run in a pair of games at Cleveland State Community College on Saturday. The Trailblazers dropped the first game 10-0 in five innings before falling 5-1 in the nightcap. The losses drop the Trailblazers to 1-4 on the season. “We just did not get it done this weekend,” VU Coach Chris Barney said. “Tough...


OLNEY, Ill. -- Colton Sandage hit-back-to-back three-pointers including one to beat the first-half buzzer to help give the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team some momentum on Saturday. Sandage’s second 3-pointer of the half gave the No. 2 Trailblazers a 38-35 lead at the half. The Trailblazers carried the momentum into the second half en route to an...


OLNEY -- Jhala Henry scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team to a 92-54 romp over District P foe Olney Central Saturday afternoon. Henry splashed a career-high six 3-pointers -- four coming in the second half -- to help surpass her previous career high of 19 points. With the win, the Lady Trailblazers improve to 18-6...



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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At VU, we believe sports play an important role in the overall purpose of an educational institution. We support a well-rounded intercollegiate sports program for both men and women and have a strong presence in the NJCAA where we can claim several national championships. But we are equally proud of our individual All-American and All-American Academic athletes who have used their talent to continue their education at four-year colleges.

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Trailblazer Scholarship fund - The VU foundation awarded $970,242.80 scholarship dollars of the VU Foundation and University funds for the 2017-18 school year to incoming and returning VU students.  These included awards to students from 8 states across the country and 3 international awards.

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