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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball has added Emilie Cornelson to its 2020 recruiting class. Cornelson is a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. "Emilie will be a key cog in the front row as we have to replace our entire lineup at the net,” VU Volleyball Coach Gary Sien said. “She is another middle blocker who is strong at...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University dropped six positions in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. The Trailblazers are No. 11 in the rankings released on Jan. 27. VU received 246 points after defeating Kaskaskia at home 85-51 on Jan. 22 and losing to host Southwestern Illinois 64-68 on Jan. 25. The top 10 teams are: Ranger (394 points), Florida SouthWestern State (385),...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has entered the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Rankings at No.24. VU was previously unranked. The Trailblazers received 14 points to enter the poll released on Jan. 27. This new ranking comes off the back of an 115-45 win over Kaskaskia Wednesday, as well as an 87-51 victory over Southwestern Illinois on Saturday. This brought the Trailblazers...

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The fifth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team suffered a close loss to Southwestern Illinois on Saturday, falling 68-64. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished seven assists. He also blocked two shots and had a steal. Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) finished with 15...

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its 16th straight game with an 87-51 victory over Southwestern Illinois Saturday. The Trailblazers have upped their overall record to 19-3. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) posted a double-double with 24 points and 20 rebounds. She also had four blocks. Sophomore Jhala Henry...

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Vincennes University men's and women's track and field teams continued their strong start to the indoor season in historic fashion at the John Gartland Invitational hosted by Indiana State University Saturday. The Trailblazers were led by freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) who broke the school record, meet record and facility record in the pole vault with a...

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INDIANAPOLIS - The Vincennes University men's and women's track & field teams opened the indoor season at the UIndy Collegiate Challenge on Saturday with five NJCAA national qualifiers. Leading the charge for the Trailblazers was sophomore Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South Africa). He won the 800-meter run in 1:59.15. He is now sixth on the NJCAA list with a converted time of 1:57.47....

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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The fifth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team has made defense its calling card, and the Trailblazers came through in that fashion again with an 85-51 Region 24 win over Kaskaskia at the P.E. Complex on Wednesday. The Trailblazers entered the game allowing just 60.3 points per game — third-best in NJCAA Division I. The Blue Devils are the ninth team ...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team ran its winning streak to 15 games at the P.E. Complex with an easy, 118-45 win over Kaskaskia on Wednesday. The Trailblazers (18-3, 9-0 Region 24) used a 13-0 run in the second period to build a 48-16 lead at halftime. A 19-0 spree in the final period helped the Lady Blazers to continue to pull away. The 73-point ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has moved up in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings to No. 5. VU was ranked ninth last week. The Trailblazers received 319 points to climb four spots in the poll released on Jan. 21. Top-ranked Ranger earned 395 points and 12 first-place votes. No. 2 Florida SouthWestern State received three first-place votes and 385 points. Pearl River...

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GODFREY, Ill. -  The ninth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team won 86-50 over Lewis and Clark on Saturday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) poured in 24 points, including four 3-pointers. He also tallied 10 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and one steal. Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) contributed 17 rebounds, 15...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — On a night when Vincennes University basketball legend Shawn Marion was honored in front of a packed P.E. Complex, the ninth-ranked Trailblazers treated the crowd to a 70-64 thrilling win over Lake Land on Wednesday. The atmosphere was electric as fans filled the stands to welcome the NBA champion and four-time NBA all-star home to VU. He was honored with a special...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University fell from No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. The Trailblazers are No. 9 in the rankings released on Jan. 13. VU received 278 points after losing to host Olney Central College on Jan. 8. The Blazers (15-2) bounced back with a win on Jan. 11 against Shawnee. Ranger (Texas) regained the No. 1 spot from VU and received 10 of the 16...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team collected the program’s 1,800th all-time win Saturday, defeating Shawnee for an 80-53 Region 24 victory at the P.E. Complex. Only Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College has more all-time wins than the Trailblazers. VU earned the milestone victory with a dominant performance. The Trailblazers scored the game’s first...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 14 with a 75-43 Region 24 victory over Shawnee on Saturday at the P.E. Complex. VU's defense limited the Saints to 24 percent shooting (13-55), and three field goals in the second half. VU Statistical Leaders Freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) scored a career-high 24 points. She...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is honoring one of the Trailblazers’ greatest basketball players Shawn Marion on Jan. 15 at the P.E. Complex. The four-time NBA all-star and NBA champion will be recognized during a special ceremony at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Lake Land. Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET. Admission to basketball games is free for all VU students with a VU ...

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OLNEY, Ill. -  The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 88-67 to Olney Central on Wednesday after the Knights pulled away in the second half. The loss ended the Trailblazers’ nine-game win streak. VU, No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I rankings, currently has a 14-2 overall record. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Chuka Mekkam (Portland, Ore.) hit five 3-pointers and ...

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OLNEY, Ill. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated Olney Central College 90-63 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to 13 games. The Trailblazers upped their overall record to 16-3. VU hasn’t lost a game since Nov. 15, 2019 when it fell to Moberly Area 76-71. VU Statistical Leaders All five starters scored in double figures against Olney Central. Sophomore...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – NBA champion Shawn Marion is coming home to Vincennes University. VU is honoring Marion on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the P.E. Complex. The four-time NBA all-star will be honored with a special halftime ceremony during the men's basketball game against Lake Land. Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET. Marion dominated in a VU uniform between 1996 and 1998. The All-American ranks second on...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) scored 14 of her team-high 25 points in the first quarter, fueling the Vincennes University women’s basketball team’s strong start in a 96-78 victory over Mineral Area (Mo.) Tuesday at the P.E. Complex. It was the 12th consecutive win for VU, which has cleared 90 points in nine of those wins. The Trailblazers entered the...

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Play4Kay

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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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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