CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team experienced a costly match Wednesday at NJCAA Division I Region 24 foe John A. Logan. Not only did the Trailblazers suffer their first lost against region opponents, Ariana Gentzler went down with a leg injury as well. The 25-15, 25-17, 25-17 loss drops VU to 24-11 on the season. Gentzler put away five kills before...
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The Vincennes University Women’s basketball team is in action Wednesday night at Volunteer State. The Trailblazers return to the court for the first time since a scrimmage at Illinois Central College on Oct. 6. Trailblazers coach Harry Meeks, who is in his 28th season at VU, is optimistic about the season. “We only return three players from last season, so as long as our freshmen...
HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Vincennes University freshmen Ryleigh Fidler and Alison Smith were named to the Wallace State Fall Bash All-tournament team over the weekend. The Trailblazer attackers combined for 83 kills as VU split four matches. “We might have two of the finest outside hitters in the region,” VU coach Gary Sien said of Fidler and Smith. “They both are...
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- In a final tuneup before the Region 24 meet, the Vincennes University cross country teams competed in the University of Evansville Invite at Angel Mounds over the weekend. The Trailblazer men’s team placed sixth out of 10 teams, while the women’s team only had one runner in the meet. The meet was predominantly made up of four-year programs, as...
MONTGOMERY, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season over the weekend at the Oakland City Invitational at Country Oaks Golf Club. The Trailblazers finished third in the five-team field with a two-day total score of 619. Indiana University-Kokomo easily won the team title with a score of 594, while Fontbonne University...
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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