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The Vincennes University Volleyball Team overcame some early serving difficulties to claim the opening set then and maintained command throughout much of the final two sets Tuesday night to post a straight-sets victory over visiting Rend Lake at the VU P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (21-3) grabbed the win by scores of 25-20, 25-15, 25-11. VU was paced by sophomore Lindsay Persico's 11 kills,...


The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team will welcome several NJCAA programs and several top prep school basketball programs among the 28 teams making up the field of the VU Jamboree, beginning at 12 p.m. Noon Sunday at the Vincennes University Physical Education Complex, adjacent Bell Student Recreation Center and nearby Beless Gymnasium. Admission for the entire day of games - with the...


FAIRFIELD, Ill. - The Vincennes University Volleyball Team posted its sixth consecutive win and improved to 19-3 overall with a straight-sets victory Wednesday night at Frontier Community College in Fairfield, IL.   The Trailblazers grabbed the win by scores of 25-7, 25-18, 25-16. VU cruised to success in the first set and then overcame rough patches in both of the last two...


NEW ORLEANS – The Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams both moved up in the latest national polls after grabbing impressive individual finishes and accounting well for themselves as teams in the tough field of the recent Greater Louisville Classic. The latest NJCAA Div. I Cross Country National Coaches’ Polls came out earlier today from the U.S. Track & Field and...


INDIANAPOLIS – The Vincennes University Golf Team held steady throughout the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Golf & Country Club in Indianapolis and finished sixth Tuesday in a field filled with four-year programs. The Trailblazers were also sixth after Monday’s action. Evansville's Tyler Gray won the event with a score of 210. He finished one stroke ahead of Indianapolis's Evan...


INDIANAPOLIS – Vincennes University freshman Keegan McCullough was tied for 19th place and the VU Golf Team sat in sixth after the first two rounds Monday of the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Golf & Country Club in Indianapolis. The Trailblazers were scheduled to tee off at about 9 a.m. for the second day’s play. Butler freshman Patrick Allgeier held the lead after the first 36...


The Vincennes University Volleyball Team registered a straight-sets victory over Lincoln Trail Monday night at the VU P.E. Complex to improve to 18-3 on its fifth consecutive win. The Trailblazers claimed the match by scores of 25-18, 25-10, 25-16, as sophomore Kassidie Hayes had a team high 11 kills with no errors and freshman Gabrielle Medrado turned in 15 assists. Freshman Erica Kik led the...


MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Vincennes University Bowling Team finished ninth in its 2016-17 season-opening event over the weekend. The Trailblazers competed Saturday and Sunday in the 42-team Hammer Midwest Collegiate in Milwaukee, WI, which was won by Webber International University. “Overall, I was pleased with our performance the first time out this season,” VU Coach Gary Sparks said of his...


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Vincennes University runner Anais Da Silva finished 21st in the Women's 5K race and Trailblazer Jose Abel Cano was 53rd in the men's 8K meet earlier today as the VU Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams both registered 25th place team finishes at the 15th Annual Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. Both VU teams were moved up a division this year and...


MATTOON, Ill. - The Vincennes University Volleyball Team came up clutch Friday night for a hard-fought five-set victory at Lake Land in Mattoon, IL, after the host Lakers had won the second and third sets by 24-26 scores. The Trailblazers battled back to grab the fourth set, 25-20, and then ground out the fifth set with a 15-7 victory to seal the win.   VU is now 17-3 on the season....


The Vincennes University Volleyball Team topped visiting Kaskaskia, 3-1, Thursday at the VU P.E. Complex to improve to 16-3 on the season. The Trailblazers defeated the Blue Angels by scores of 25-16, 26-24, 18-25, 25-18. Statistical highlights for VU included sophomore Jordan Sprinkle's 13 kills, as well as 12 each for sophomore Kassidie Hayes and freshman Gabrielle Medrado and 10 kills for...


NEW ORLEANS – A fourth place finish at the recent Indiana Intercollegiate Championships kept the Vincennes University Women’s Cross Country Team in the national Top 10 in this week’s NJCAA Div. I Cross Country National Coaches’ Polls. The latest rankings were released earlier today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Trailblazer women sit in...


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Vincennes University Volleyball Team’s ascent into the NJCAA Div. I Volleyball national scene has reached the Top 20. In the NJCAA’s latest rankings, released earlier today, the Trailblazers (13-1) occupy the No. 20 slot after receiving votes in last week’s poll. VU replaces Hutchinson (8-5 at the time of voting), which dropped to this week’s “Received Votes”...


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Vincennes University Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams on Friday added the second foundational block to building an outstanding season when freshman runner Anais Da Silva followed up her season-opening individual win with a third place finish and freshman Evan Franklin turned in a 12th place performance at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships at Indiana...


The Vincennes University Volleyball Team corrected some mistakes from its first set loss and then earned wins in three straight sets Thursday night to post its 13th victory of the season. The Trailblazers (13-1), who received votes in the latest NJCAA Div. I Volleyball Poll, topped visiting Lake Land, 3-1, by scores of 25-27, 25-15, 25-17, 25-17. Led by freshman Gabrielle Medrado's fifth...


Team and individual wins by the Vincennes University Women's Cross Country Team and Anais Da Silva at the Sept. 3 Franklin College Sodexo Grizzly Invitational helped the VU women secure a top-10 national ranking when 2016's first USTFCCCA/NJCAA Div. I Cross Country Rankings were released Monday night. The VU women are eighth in their poll and the Trailblazer men - who finished third at the...


When the latest NJCAA Div. I Volleyball Rankings were released today, the Vincennes University Volleyball Team was sitting among programs that received votes for the poll. Head Coach Gary Sien, Assistant Coach Mike Misner and the Trailblazers had hoped to find the Trailblazers in the Top 20 but being in the "Received Votes" slot shows movement toward a nationally-ranked position early in VU's...


INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Volleyball Team registered its sixth straight win and improved to 12-1 on the season with a straight-sets victory Monday night at Rend Lake in Ina, IL.   The Trailblazers bested the host Warriors (4-7) by scores of 25-13, 25-10, 25-21. VU was led statistically by eight kills each by sophomore Kaeli James and freshman Gabrielle Medrado. In...


VU Track & Field/Cross Country Coach Chris Gafner was one of Knox County's torchbearers Sunday as part of Indiana's 200th Anniversary celebration (photo courtesy of Duane Chattin).


Vincennes University sophomore Blake Claycomb was the medalist and the Trailblazers were runners-up in their own invitational this weekend at Country Oaks Golf Course in Montgomery. John A. Logan claimed team honors, edging VU by four strokes. Claycomb posted rounds of 71 and 70 for a total of 141 to earn the top spot. The individual runner-up was Nolan White of Brescia with a score of 143 (72,...



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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