VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University women’s basketball forward Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) has been selected by the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee as a third team All-American. Through the past season, fans of Vincennes University basketball have grown used to Fess Hawkins putting up monster numbers each game, and many grew expectant of a double-double almost...
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INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team battled it out to the end on Thursday night in the semifinal of the Midwest District Tournament against Rend Lake, losing 86-82. VU (27-5) started off the night as has become custom, with the full court press. This plan quickly changed as the Blazers had five fouls within the first four minutes of play. By the fifth minute,...
VINCENNES, lnd. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team finalized a perfect 14-0 home record in the quarterfinals of the Midwest District Tournament against Shawnee, winning in confident fashion 107-45 on Tuesday at the P.E. Complex. VU (27-4) started off the game hot, doubling Shawnees score in the first quarter 26-13, and didn’t ease up in the second quarter leaving it...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Athletic Department is hosting its 8th annual Play4Kay event during the Trailblazer women’s and men’s basketball games on Feb. 26 against Southwestern Illinois. Play4Kay raises funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team fought a high-tempo battle against the Rend Lake Warriors on Saturday night, winning 110-79 at the P.E. Complex. The game started off with VU’s now standard high pressing play style, with Rend Lake unable to find an answer in the first quarter. The Blazers outscored Rend Lake 30-9 in the first. By the second...
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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