INA, Ill. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened the postseason with a bang, winning 87-58 over Shawnee in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division I District 16 Tournament on Tuesday. Sophomore Keith Clemons scored a game-high 20 points for the top-seeded Trailblazers at Rend Lake College. Sophomore Lony Francis Jr. added 19 points and a team-high eight...
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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I national rankings, is the top seed heading into the District 16 Tournament and has a 29-1 overall record. And the Trailblazers are still capable of kicking into another gear says VU Coach Todd Franklin. “I think we have another gear we can get to,” he said. “We have got the job done,...
VINCENNES, Ind. - Natalia Bartnovskaya Price became a five-time national champion as a Vincennes University track and field student-athlete, but she had no idea the brilliance ahead of her when she competed in her very first meet. “It was all NCAA schools and I was a little intimidated,” she said. “[VU Assistant Coach Tim Marsee] told me to go out and have fun, and that’s all that...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team heads into the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The tournament starts March 5 and runs through March 8. VU takes a 21-7 overall record into its first-round game against No. 7 seed Southwestern Illinois inside the P.E. Complex at 7 p.m. EST. First-round contests will be played on the court of...
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- The Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams wrapped up their indoor season over the weekend at the Indoor National Championships inside the Robert Plaster Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University. The Trailblazers earned all-american status in two events and finished 24th in the team standings with eight points. ...
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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