PITTSBURG, Kan. -- All season the Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field teams have competed in meets dominated by NCAA programs. The Trailblazers have held their own in those meets, now they have the opportunity to shine among the best in the same class. A total of 22 Trailblazers will be competing this weekend in the NJCAA...
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VINCENNES, Ind. - Former Vincennes University coach Harry Wickens will be inducted into the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March 5. His election to the Hall of Fame is due to his outstanding contributions to the sport. Wickens helped start the VU swimming and diving program in 1980. The Trailblazers were a powerhouse in his 21 years as coach and...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team will play a first-round NJCAA Division I District P Championship tournament game on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers' opponent has yet to be determined. The other tournament rounds will be played at Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois. The semifinals are on March 7. The championship...
ULLIN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team made it an even bakers dozen Tuesday night. The No. 2 Trailblazers earned a 76-56 road win over Shawnee for their 13th straight win improving to 28-1 on the season. Lony Francis, Jr. tallied a team best 22 points to pace four Trailblazers in double figures. Just three nights after pouring in a...
ULLIN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team raced out to a 22-6 lead after the first 10 minutes of play Tuesday night and never looked back. The Lady ‘Blazers won their eighth straight game to improve to 21-6 on the season after a 96-55 lopsided win at Shawnee. Freshman Reeva Hammelman led five different VU players in double figures with 16...
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.
NJCAA spring sport cancellation
The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.
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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