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By TRAVIS DAVID MARION, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Mens’ Golf team finished fourth in the District IV Preview tournament at Kokopelli Golf Club earlier in the week. The tournament was shortened from 54 holes down to 36 due to inclement weather. The Trailblazers shot a 633 which was just one stroke behind Rend Lake for third. Eastern Florida State won the...


MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. -- A weekend full of nationally ranked competition proved beneficial for the Vincennes University Womens' volleyball team. The Lady Trailblazers returned to winning ways Tuesday night with a 25-14, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17 road win over Wabash Valley. With the win, VU improves to 14-8 overall and 5-0 against NJCAA Division I Region 24 foes. The only bump...


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team headed into the Parkland Tournament riding the momentum of a 5-match winning streak. Unfortunately, the team came home with some bumps and bruises from stiff competition. The Trailblazers dropped three of four matches, falling to 13-8 for the season. All three matches VU lost came against NJCAA Division II ranked teams. The lone...


FAIRFIELD, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches with a sweep over Frontier Tuesday night. The Trailblazers improved to 12-5 on the season with a 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 road win. Despite the win, VU coach Gary Sien noted he did not feel like his team gave their best effort. “I don’t think we were ready to play against a much improved...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team picked up a pair of wins Saturday in a triangular match against Wabash Valley and Ancilla. The Trailblazers earned a 25-12, 25-21, 25-17 win over Wabash Valley before defeating Ancilla 25-17, 25-25-7, 25-16. VU moves to 11-5 overall and 4-0 against Region 24 Division 1 foes. “Just an exceptional day for the team as we were on...


Heisler named head coach for cross country/track and field   VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University has named Randy Heisler as the head coach for men’s and women’s Cross Country and Track and Field. Heisler comes to VU after more than 30 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Div. 1 level. "Randy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our track program,” said Harry Meeks, VU...


Vincennes, IN – Vincennes University track and field stand-out Merica Valdez signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of West Georgia Sunday evening at the Vincennes University PE Complex. “Everything worked out so perfect, and there is no doubt in my mind that UWG is going to be a great program for me.” Said Valdez on signing her...


Marion,IN – Sophomore All-American Marlowe Mosely garnered the Little State Championships Male Track Athlete of the Meet award for the 2nd consecutive year by turning in an All-American caliber set of performances this weekend. Mosely started the weekend by clocking the 5th fastest time in Vincennes University history in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.33 seconds. That time punches...


Marion,IN- The Vincennes University Women’s Track & Field Team recorded a record-setting weekend at the 2018 Little State Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University. Sophomore All-American Jamesha Western & Freshman stand-out Jhala Henry both broke VU school-records, and were a huge part of the team’s 4th place finish. Western broke the school record in the hammer throw with a...


Vincennes, IN – Vincennes University sophomore Baylee Lippincott signed this week to continue her academic and athletic career at NCAA Division-II Southern New Hampshire University. Baylee was a 6-foot 3 middle blocker and opposite hitter for the Trailblazers volleyball team. Lippincott came to Vincennes by way of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, AZ and Grand Canyon University. Baylee...


Ina, IL – The Vincennes University golf team played through a 23-degree wind chill, snow flurries and light sleet to capture a 5th place finish at the Rend Lake Invitational on Sunday and Monday, (4/15-16). Vincennes had a strong first day, sitting in fourth place, 5 shots out of second, and 13 shots behind the leader Kirkwood CC. Zach Hall set the pace for the Trailblazers with a first-round...


Vincennes, IN – At a conference earlier this month it was announced that Vincennes University Trailblazers athletics will be making the move from Region 12 to Region 24 beginning in the 2018-19 school year. Region 24 consists of schools in the southern portion of Illinois. VU Women’s basketball coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks views the change as a tremendous opportunity for the...


Vincennes, IN – Isaiah Tisdale, Lony Francis, Jr. and Lady Trailblazer Ladellia Maggett each garnered All-American honors this week from the NJCAA. Isaiah Tisdale is a 6-1 sophomore guard from Lexington, KY who added First Team All-American to his list of accomplishments while at Vincennes University. Tisdale was an All-American honorable mention last year and is a 2-time District 16...


Owensboro, KY – Despite blustery, cool conditions on Friday evening, the Vincennes University Track and Field team claimed 12 combined event victories between the two teams, and the men’s team finished 1st out of 12 competing teams. The Trailblazers got off to a hot start, picking up 3-event wins in the first 3-events. Freshman Zach Cline picked up a win in the discus with a toss of 140”,...


Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Volleyball program announced this week the signing of Alison Smith. Smith is a product of Oakland High School in Illinois. Oakland combines with 2 other schools (Shiloh and Kansas) to form the Tri-County Titans. Alison is the daughter of David and Sherry Smith and is a 5-foot 11 middle blocker/outside hitter, who plans to major in Elementary Education,...


St.Louis, MO – Freshman Marcus Graham clocked the #1 time in the NJCAA in the 10,000-meter run at the Washington University at St. Louis Distance Carnival Friday night. Graham’s time of 31 minutes and 08 seconds is also a Vincennes University school-record, breaking the previous mark set by Tyler Kent by 58 seconds. “I thought it was a great season opener. My coach was able to get me into a...


Vincennes, IN – Sophomores Merica Valdez, Maisie Lay, and Nacketa Scanlon all punched their tickets to the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the Trailblazers’ home opener on Thursday despite tough, rainy conditions from start to finish.  Sophomore Merica Valdez notched her 3rd consecutive All-American finish in the pole vault at the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field...


The Vincennes University Golf team took the trip up US-41 to Terre Haute for a 2-day (Friday-Saturday) tournament and brought back a 3rd place finish at the Rose-Hulman Invitational Tournament at the always challenging Hulman Links. Vincennes finished 3rd out of 13 teams through tough wet and windy conditions that actually changed the way the course was scored. The course was changed to a par...


Hutchinson, KS – The #3-ranked Vincennes Trailblazers had a rematch encounter with the Eastern Florida State Titans in the third-place game of the 2018 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships and lost by the score of 87 – 74. The third-place game at the National Championship is a game more for the players, and VU head coach Todd Franklin understood this going with a completely new...


Hutchinson, KS – Vincennes was down by 2 with just over 30 seconds to go with a chance to make a play to win the game. Sophomore Isaiah Tisdale grabbed an offensive rebound off short miss, dribbled out past the 3-point line for a shot and hit in the hand by a Southern Idaho player. The shot goes wide, Southern Idaho gets the rebound, Vincennes fouls and VU head coach Todd Franklin gets a...



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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