PITTSBURG, Kan. -- All season the Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field teams have competed in meets dominated by NCAA programs. The Trailblazers have held their own in those meets, now they have the opportunity to shine among the best in the same class. A total of 22 Trailblazers will be competing this weekend in the NJCAA...
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The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow was a college head coach for 38 years and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Her name is synonymous with North Carolina State. She is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame and achieved more than 700 career victories. Yow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009 after an on-again, off-again battle with the disease.
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VINCENNES, Ind. - Former Vincennes University coach Harry Wickens will be inducted into the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March 5. His election to the Hall of Fame is due to his outstanding contributions to the sport. Wickens helped start the VU swimming and diving program in 1980. The Trailblazers were a powerhouse in his 21 years as coach and...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team will play a first-round NJCAA Division I District P Championship tournament game on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers' opponent has yet to be determined. The other tournament rounds will be played at Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois. The semifinals are on March 7. The championship...
ULLIN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team made it an even bakers dozen Tuesday night. The No. 2 Trailblazers earned a 76-56 road win over Shawnee for their 13th straight win improving to 28-1 on the season. Lony Francis, Jr. tallied a team best 22 points to pace four Trailblazers in double figures. Just three nights after pouring in a...
ULLIN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team raced out to a 22-6 lead after the first 10 minutes of play Tuesday night and never looked back. The Lady ‘Blazers won their eighth straight game to improve to 21-6 on the season after a 96-55 lopsided win at Shawnee. Freshman Reeva Hammelman led five different VU players in double figures with 16...
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 a record $1.4 million scholarship dollars of VU Foundation and University funds for the 2015-2016 school year to incoming and returning VU students.
These included awards to students from 10 states across the country and 4 international awards.
Currently the VU Foundation manages over 540 scholarship and department funds, with 259 new funds created in just the last 10 years.