CENTRALIA, Ill. -- After a disappointing loss on the road Wednesday night, the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team hoped to get back to its winning ways on Saturday. A struggling Kaskaskia team was just what the Lady Trailblazers needed to get back on track. Ivanda Hudjakova led a trio of double-digit scorers for the Trailblazers with 12 points en route to...
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VINCENNES, Ind. -- Reeva Hammelman is often the first Vincennes University Women’s Basketball player to take to the court on game days. The same work ethic throughout her basketball career has helped her earn a starting spot in all 12 of the Lady ‘Blazer games this season as a freshman. When it comes to arriving to the gym early, her family has followed suit. Long...
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team had its three-game winning streak snapped Wednesday evening. The Lady Trailblazers fell behind by 12 points in the first quarter and could not fully recover in road loss to Mineral Area, 78-55. The loss drops VU to 8-4 on the season. “We just got off to another horrendous start,” Trailblazers veteran coach Harry...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Volleyball team landed its first signee for the 2019 season on Monday. Tecumseh High School (IN) senior Breanna Metzger signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Trailblazers starting in the fall of 2019. Metzger is the daughter of Robert Metzger and Sarah and Andrew Horn. The 6-foot-1-inch right-side hitter helped lead...
The NJCAA released its first regular season basketball rankings Tuesday afternoon. After a No. 6 preseason ranking, the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division I poll. The Trailblazers received 362 total points. Northwest Florida State is No. 1 with 400 points and defending national champion South Plains is No. 2 with 383. Complete...
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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