The Vincennes University bowling team participated in the Brandon Burns Memorial Classic in Smyra, TN over the weekend. The Trailblazers varsity team ended up with a fourth-place finish in the field of 16, while the junior varsity team finished fifth. A baker format was used for the scoring which entailed five bowlers from each team alternating every frame. The Trailblazers...
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The NJCAA preseason basketball polls were released on Monday and the Vincennes University Men’s team will start the season ranked No. 6 among Division I programs. The Trailblazers are coming off a 34-3 campaign from a season ago and a 4th place finish at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. Northwest Florida State, who lost in the quarterfinals last season,...
CENTRALIA, Ill. -- A banged up Vincennes University volleyball team came up short in a bid for its first region tournament championship on Saturday. John A. Logan defeated the Trailblazers 25-16, 25-27, 25-19, 25-18 in the championship match of the NJCAA Division I Region XXIV tournament on the campus of Kaskaskia College. The Lady Vols have won three straight...
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The Vincennes University cross country teams did not just compete in the NJCAA Division I Region 24 meet on Thursday, the Trailblazer harriers dominated. VU came nine points shy of a perfect score in claiming the men’s title with 24 points -- 18 better than second-place Danville Area CC, while Kaskaskia finished third with 60. “The...
CENTRALIA, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team earned the No. 2 seed at the NJCAA Division I Region 24 Tournament which will be played Friday and Saturday on the campus of Kaskaskia College. The Trailblazers finished the regular season with a 26-11 overall record and 9-1 against region foes. A 3-0 loss to John A. Logan (27-8) last week prevented VU from being...
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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