Mattoon, IL – The #9 team in the NJCAA, The VU Trailblazers Men’s basketball team picked up a 77-55 win over District 16 Lake Land over the weekend to remain atop the District with an 11-and-1 record in district play behind 4 Blazers scoring in double-figures on the night. VU got off to a slower start in the first-half, only shooting 35% from the field, and only knocking down 2-of-13...
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Indianapolis, IN – Sophomore Varvara Klyuchnikova broke the Vincennes University school record in the high jump, took the NJCAA national lead in the event, and capped off what was a weekend of near school records, top 5 national performances, and many national qualifiers for the Trailblazers. Klyuchnikova won the high jump at the Tom Hathaway Distance Carnival with a leap of...
The #9 nationally ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team found themselves in an absolute slugfest with rival Southwestern Illinois College at the VU P.E. Complex tonight. However, four Blazers scoring in double-figures would help to propel VU past the Blue Storm, and maintain their position as the top team in District 16. The game got off to a slow start for both teams as...
The Lady Trailblazers picked up their 8 th district win tonight over Southwestern Illinois College 74-44, in part, thanks to a big second-half where they outscored the Blue Storm 46-to-23. After coming away empty on their first possession on offense, Freshman Ladellia Maggett would pick the pocket of Southwestern guard Analiese Osborne, race down the floor, and convert a...
The Lady Blazers bounced back from a tough road loss on Saturday at Wabash Valley by routing a Three Rivers club that had defeated the blazers on the road earlier this year thanks to three, big, double-digit scoring performances from Freshman Ladellia Maggett, Sophomore Laurhen Pickett, and Sophomore Milana Matias. Three Rivers struck first with a lay-up from Sophomore DeNayia Holmes...
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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