BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its 16th straight game with an 87-51 victory over Southwestern Illinois Saturday. The Trailblazers have upped their overall record to 19-3. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) posted a double-double with 24 points and 20 rebounds. She also had four blocks. Sophomore Jhala...
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Vincennes University men's and women's track and field teams continued their strong start to the indoor season in historic fashion at the John Gartland Invitational hosted by Indiana State University Saturday. The Trailblazers were led by freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) who broke the school record, meet record and facility record in the pole vault...
INDIANAPOLIS - The Vincennes University men's and women's track & field teams opened the indoor season at the UIndy Collegiate Challenge on Saturday with five NJCAA national qualifiers. Leading the charge for the Trailblazers was sophomore Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South Africa). He won the 800-meter run in 1:59.15. He is now sixth on the NJCAA list with a converted time of...
VINCENNES, Ind. — The fifth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team has made defense its calling card, and the Trailblazers came through in that fashion again with an 85-51 Region 24 win over Kaskaskia at the P.E. Complex on Wednesday. The Trailblazers entered the game allowing just 60.3 points per game — third-best in NJCAA Division I. The Blue Devils are the ninth...
VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team ran its winning streak to 15 games at the P.E. Complex with an easy, 118-45 win over Kaskaskia on Wednesday. The Trailblazers (18-3, 9-0 Region 24) used a 13-0 run in the second period to build a 48-16 lead at halftime. A 19-0 spree in the final period helped the Lady Blazers to continue to pull away. The 73-point...
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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