VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Franklin is the recipient of the 2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches NJCAA Coach of the Year Award presented by Wilson. Franklin coached the Trailblazers to the NJCAA Division I national title. VU defeated Ranger (Texas) 87-77 in the championship game in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was first national title for...
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team enjoyed a brief lead before falling 6-2 in game one of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader against nationally ranked Parkland on Tuesday. The Trailblazers scored twice in the top of the fourth inning and held a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Will Randell had two RBIs on one hit. Parkland, No. 8 in the NJCAA Division II national...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Freshman pitcher Ryan Robison racked up 10 strikeouts, but the Vincennes University baseball team fell in a 7-6 battle to nationally ranked Parkland in the nightcap of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader at Jerry Blemker Field on Monday. In the seven-inning game, Robison went 6.1 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks. ...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team opened the spring season with exhibition scrimmages against Rose-Hulman and Indiana University East at the P.E. Complex on Saturday. Each scrimmage was four sets. The Trailblazers’ Alison Smith and Lucie Strasser had double-double performances in both matches. In the first scrimmage, VU played Rose-Hulman and split the four...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Field conditions and cold temperatures have pushed back the Vincennes University baseball team’s four-game series against Parkland. The teams will play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. EDT on April 1 at Jerry Blemker Field. A nine-inning game will open the doubleheader and a seven-inning game will follow. VU and Parkland will play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. EDT on April 2 in ...
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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