Ina, IL – The Lake Land Lakers gave the #5 Vincennes University Trailblazers all they could handle for 40 minutes in the quarter-final round of the District 16 tournament hosted at Rend Lake, but when the final horn sounded, VU pulled-out an 82-81 victory thanks to a trifecta of 20 point games. VU got things churning in the right direction from the opening tip. Sophomore Chris...
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The Lady Trailblazers season came to an end with a heart-crushing 72-to-68 defeat to the Blue Angels of Kaskaskia tonight at the VU P.E. Complex despite three players scoring in double-figures. The game got off to a slow start as both teams traded shots back and forth defensively. 1 minute and 40 seconds would tick off the clock before sophomore Milana Matias would grab an errand...
The #5 nationally ranked, and #1 district seed Vincennes University Trailblazer men’s basketball team will look to build on their 28-and-2 regular season record, and their regular-season district 16 title as the district 16 postseason tournament begins this week. They will play their first game of the tournament at 1:00 p.m. EST at Rend Lake College, in Ina, Illinois. The Trailblazers will...
The #22 natinally ranked, and #2 district seeded Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers will face-off against the #7 district seeded Kaskaskia Blue Angles at 7:00 p.m. tonight, at the VU P.E. Complex! The game marks the first game of the District P Tournament. The winner of which, will punch a ticket to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the NJCAA Women’s National Basketball Championships. ...
Pittsburg, KS – Assistant track & field coach Tim Marsee joined several of his athletes in reeling in awards this weekend at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships by being named the Midwest Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year award recipient. Marsee primarily coaches vaults and sprints at VU, but has been a pillar of the program’s success since he was added to the...
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.
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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