Belleville, IL – The #22 nationally ranked Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team closed out their regular season schedule with a 70-to-40 win at Southwestern Illinois College. The 25 th win of the season locks the team into the 2 nd overall seed in the district tournament, and was highlighted by yet another 20-point night from Sophomore Laurhen Pickett. Defense was...
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Pittsburg, KS – Day 1 was a very successful day for both Vincennes University Track & Field teams at the NJCAA Indoor National Meet, as 2 athletes advanced to the final round in their event, 7 athletes earned All-American honors, and Jose Cano Pallares, Jamesha Western, and Marlowe Mosely all broke school records in the process. The Griffith brothers, Richard & Ezra, got VU...
Pittsburg, KS – The Vincennes University Track and Field team will leave today to embark on the 7 hour and 46-minute trip to Pittsburg State University to compete in the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Vincennes University has 18 athletes qualified, and has had several athletes qualify in multiple events. The men have qualified 9...
The #5 nationally ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers lost a heart-breaker to rival Wabash Valley College tonight 95-to-88 despite strong efforts by sophomore front-court running-mates Chris Darrington and Nate Hansen. VU got off to a slow start, allowing Wabash Valley to jump out to a 13-to-2 advantage 3 minutes into the contest. Freshman Isaiah Tisdale would get things going...
The #22 Lady Blazers lost a tough one to rival #15 Wabash Valley at home tonight 83-64 despite big nights from freshman Ladellia Maggett and sophomore Laurhen Pickett. VU got off to a rocky start as the Lady Warriors of Wabash Valley College jumped out to an 8-0 run right from the opening tip. Sophomore Milana Matias would finally stop the bleeding with an acrobatic lay-up to get VU...
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.
NJCAA spring sport cancellation
The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.
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.
The VU Foundation currently manages over 525 scholarship and department funds, with 247 news funds created in just the last 9 years.
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