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The Vincennes University Volleyball Team on Saturday capped off a three-day run of matches that revealed the team has a strong will, a determination to turn potential into sustained success and a sense of belonging just 12 matches into its first season as a NJCAA Div. I program. VU gutted out a five-set win over Mineral Area Saturday afternoon that wrapped up the Trailblazers’ annual Blazer...


The Vincennes University Volleyball Team registered a signature victory Thursday when the Trailblazers upset previously unbeaten NJCAA Div. I No. 18 Wallace State at the VU P.E. Complex. VU improved to 7-1 with the straight-sets victory but the match was nothing easy. The Trailblazers fell behind early in the first two sets, including a 0-9 deficit in the opening set. But VU refused to give up...


The Vincennes University Women’s Cross Country Team, led by Anais Da Silva, Nacketa Scanlon and Sandra Warren grabbing the top three individual places, won and the VU men’s squad finished third in its race Saturday at the Franklin College Sodexo Grizzly Invitational. Also in the 6k women’s meet, VU's Janeth Magana was fifth and Sydney Davidson came in eighth. Maisie...


Congratulations to Vincennes University Volleyball on winning its opening match today at the Owens Invitational. The unbeaten Trailblazers (4-0) topped host and NJCAA Div. II No. 7 Owens in a five-set match on the Express' home floor. VU came back from dropping the first two sets (the first two sets lost this season) to win by scores of 10-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-11. Freshman Gabrielle...


DAYTON, Ohio – The Vincennes University Volleyball Team claimed its third consecutive straight-sets victory Thursday night when the Trailblazers topped host Sinclair by scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-23. VU (3-0) overcame several runs by the Tartan Pride and bent at times but never broke – even when Sinclair held a lead late in the third and decisive set. Freshman Genesis Milisde recorded 10...


Mineral Area has now been added to the field for the Vincennes University Volleyball Team's Sept. 9 and 10 Blazer Classic at the Vincennes University P.E. Complex. **Mineral Area will also take the place of Wallace State-Hanceville in playing VU at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the VU P.E. Complex. **In another schedule change, Trailblazer Coach Gary Sien has announced VU's match Saturday vs. Monroe at...


The Vincennes University Volleyball Team claimed both of its season opening matches over the weekend at the Malcolm X College Tri-Match in Chicago. The Trailblazers (2-0) defeated both Malcolm X and Elgin in straight sets as VU prevailed over Elgin by scores of 25-22, 25-11, 25-20 before returning to the court later in the day to post a 25-18, 25-17, 25-23 victory over the hosts. The pair of...


INDIANAPOLIS – Vincennes University Track & Field and Cross Country Coach Chris Gafner is among 41 people honored by the state of Indiana as Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearers as part of the state’s celebration of its 200th Anniversary Torch Relay. Names of more than 2,000 Hoosiers nominated and chosen as torchbearers were announced Wednesday in Indianapolis by Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric...


Vincennes University has named veteran college volleyball coach Gary Sien to head up the Trailblazer program. Sien replaces Stephanie Armstrong, who resigned this spring to take an assistant coaching position at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Sien brings a wealth of success in NJCAA volleyball, as well as valuable experience at the four-year program level. He was the head coach at...


Congratulations to recent Vincennes University graduate and former Trailblazer second baseman Brett Yeryar, who is a member of the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team. Gold Glove winners for all three NJCAA divisions were released and Yeryar is a member of the Div. II squad. He posted a .987 fielding percentage in the 2016 season for VU. Yeryar gives VU its second consecutive Gold Glove winner....


CHAUTAUQUA, NY - The Vincennes University Golf Team showed outstanding ability to maintain its concentration, coupled with additional mental toughness to withstand pesky weather and a "refuse-to-lose" attitude in securing the program's second NJCAA Div. III National Championship. The Trailblazers - who also won the national title in 2013 - grabbed their latest national crown by 15 strokes over...


CHAUTAUQUA, NY – The Vincennes University Golf Team took a major step Thursday toward its second NJCAA Div. III Golf National Championship when the Trailblazers continued to extend their lead after the national championship tournament’s third day. VU stretched its advantage to 20 strokes Thursday, leading second place Minnesota State, 898-918, at the end of the day. The Trailblazers...


CHAUTAUQUA, NY – The Vincennes University Golf Team was atop the team standings and sophomore Jacob Bartley, individually, was locked in a five-way tie for sixth place after the first round of play Tuesday at the NJCAA Div. III Golf National Championship in Chautauqua, NY. Bartley turned in a first round score of 74 (35, 39) to lead the Trailblazers to a team score of 303 after the first day....


Grand Rapids, MI – The Vincennes University Track and Field teams continued their impressive indoor season on Friday and Saturday at Grand Valley State University’s Big Meet by throwing down 5 marks good enough to be in the top 10 in the NJCAA in their specific event, and by adding several more athletes to their list of national qualifiers this season. Sophomore Stoney Prowell got the...


LEVELLAND, Texas - Vincennes University sophomore Trey Kennedy defended his outdoor 2015 Pole Vault national championship and freshman Varvara Klyuchnikova notched a national title in the High Jump to lead the VU Women's Track & Field Team to seventh place and the Trailblazer Men to a three-way tie for 11th at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at South Plains...


    Women’s High Jump 1          Varvara Klyuchnikova        1.80 Meters 9          Candela Guijarro                 1.71 Meters   Women’s 10000 Meter Run ...


MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The Vincennes University Golf Team’s Ian Weyer was the individual medalist, sophomore Jacob Bartley was the runner-up and the Trailblazers placed three golfers in the top five to capture the NJCAA Div. III Region 12 Tournament championship over the weekend at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown, OH. VU carded a team score of 935. Host Cincinnati State was runner-up at 954...


The Vincennes University Baseball Team will host the 2016 NJCAA Region 12 Baseball Sub-Region Tournament this weekend, welcoming Lakeland, Owens and Sinclair for a four-team event at VU's Jerry Blemker Field (1562 Old Terre Haute Road in Vincennes). The action gets started Friday when Lakeland from Kirtland, OH, and Owens from Perrysburg, OH, square off in Game 1 at 10 a.m. The host...


NEW ORLEANS - Fresh off a two record-setting performances at the NJCAA Region 12 Super-Regional Meet over the weekend, Vincennes University freshman Varvara Klyuchnikova has been named to the latest list of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Athletes of the Week. Klyuchnikova is the USTFCCCA Div. I NJCAA Women's Athlete of the Week. The list also...


The Vincennes University Men's Track & Field Team captured the NJCAA Region 12 title and the VU women's team was second over the weekend at the NJCAA Region 12 Super-Regional Meet held at VU Track & Field Complex. It was the first time VU has hosted the event at its home complex. The Trailblazer men scored 295 points to far outdistance second place Lansing's 89.5 points and Macomb's...



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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