VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore volleyball players Alison Smith, Ryleigh Fidler and Ariana Gentzler have earned All-Region 24 honors. Smith (Oakland, Ill.) and Fidler (Linton, Ind.) were named to the first team. Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) was named to the second team. “Though these three sophomores received well deserved recognition, they are part of a tremendous...
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FREEPORT, Ill. – The No. 1 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 63-60 to Highland on Wednesday night. The Trailblazers struggled with shooting. They shot 33.3 percent from the field (20-for-60). VU made 8 of 28 shots (28.6 percent) in the first half and trailed 36-20 at halftime. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was one of...
VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team moved above the .500 mark for the first time this season by defeating the Brescia University junior varsity team on Tuesday, 108-52 at the P.E. Complex. The Lady Blazers, who are now 3-2 on the season, led by scores of 28-12, 50-19 and 79-38 at the quarter stops. VU led by as many as 31 points in the opening half...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is hosting the Winter Youth Blazer Baseball Camp on Dec. 14 in Beless Gym 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Break up the winter blues and enjoy a day with the VU baseball coach and players. Campers who are new to the game or wanting to brush up on skills are invited to come out for a day of fun. Campers can improve their baseball skills, including pitching,...
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won 86-83 against No. 21 Georgia Highlands at the Gulf Coast Classic on Saturday, a day after the Trailblazers fell 90-67 to top-ranked Gulf Coast State. VU Statistical Leaders Against Georgia Highlands, redshirt sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out six ...
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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