VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Athletic Department with the help of Housing and Residential Life is raising awareness and funds to support breast cancer research on Wednesday, Feb. 20, by participating in the annual Play4Kay Initiative. Play4Kay generates funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Since 2013, VU’s Athletic Department has raised nearly $21,000 to help support ...
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The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow was a college head coach for 38 years and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Her name is synonymous with North Carolina State. She is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame and achieved more than 700 career victories. Yow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009 after an on-again, off-again battle with the disease.
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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University men’s basketball team scored the first 11 points Wednesday night and never looked back against District 16 foe Lincoln Trail. The No. 2 Trailblazers raced out to a 50-26 halftime lead en route to an 88-64 romp. With the win, VU improves to 24-1 overall and have won nine straight games. Six different Trailblazers scored in double...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- Fess Hawkins scored 10 straight points at the end of the first quarter to help the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team to a 22-13 over District P foe Lincoln Trail Wednesday night. Hawkins tallied a career-high 27 points to go along with 17 rebounds as the Trailblazers cruised to an 83-62 win inside the P.E. Complex. “Fess did a great job...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is ranked No. 2 for the third straight week in the NJCAA Division I national poll. With an impressive 23-1 record, the Trailblazers received 384 points and two first-place votes in the poll released Tuesday. The top four teams remain the same for the third straight week. Florida SouthWestern State is ranked first with...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Former Vincennes University coach Harry Wickens has been chosen for induction in the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame and he will be honored on Wednesday, Feb. 13, during a special ceremony at halftime of the men’s basketball game inside the P.E. Complex. Wickens coached the VU men's and women's swimming and diving teams for 21 years. VU...
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 a record $1.4 million scholarship dollars of VU Foundation and University funds for the 2015-2016 school year to incoming and returning VU students.
These included awards to students from 10 states across the country and 4 international awards.
Currently the VU Foundation manages over 540 scholarship and department funds, with 259 new funds created in just the last 10 years.