VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has added Grace Earp (Mattoon High School/Mattoon, Illinois) to the Trailblazers’ 2020 roster. Earp is a 5-8 defensive specialist and outside hitter. She was a Mattoon High School all-tournament pick in 2019 and was named to the all-Apollo Conference second team. Earp tallied 176 kills for a 41.81 percentage. She...
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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has signed Allyson Kuhl (Newton Community High School/Newton, Illinois) to play for the Trailblazers in 2020. Kuhl, a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter, helped Newton to a 28-9 overall record, an 8-0 Little Illini Conference record and a regional championship match. She played in every match and collected 120...
VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team picked up a Region 24 victory over Lincoln Trail, winning 89-73, at the P.E. Complex on Wednesday. The Lady Trailblazers (11-3, 5-0 Region 24) scored their eighth consecutive victory after leading 29-16, 49-30 and 69-51 at the quarter stops. Lincoln Trail (8-2) saw a five-game winning streak snapped. VU never...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team overcame a two-point halftime deficit to hand Lincoln Trail its first loss of the season, 75-61, in a Region 24 game Wednesday at the P.E. Complex. After trailing at halftime for just the second time all season, 30-28, the Trailblazers (12-1, 5-0 District 24) used a 13-2 run starting with about 15 minutes...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University jumped one spot to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released Dec. 9. The Trailblazers earned 377 points. They own a 11-1 record and are riding a six-game win streak. VU was ranked third the past two weeks. Undefeated Ranger captured No. 1 by unanimous vote with 16 first-place votes and received 400 points. The top five...
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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