INA, Ill. – It took the nation’s best team to dash the Vincennes University women’s basketball team’s hope of winning the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game on Friday. The Lady ‘Blazers and Wabash Valley, No. 1 in the Division I national poll and undefeated, were locked in a tight game for three quarters at Rend Lake College. The Warriors pulled away in the...
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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. – The Vincennes University baseball team has canceled games scheduled for March 9 and March 10 at Jerry Blemker Field due to an unfavorable weather forecast. The Trailblazers will host a nine-inning game against Schoolcraft on March 8 at 2 p.m. EST. They will play at home on March 11. The Trailblazers take on Eureka in a nine-inning game beginning at 3 p.m. EDT. ...
INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team advanced to its second straight NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game with a thrilling 66-65 victory over Southeastern Illinois on Thursday night. A win in the next game will earn the Trailblazers a trip to the national tournament. The District P championship game features VU and Wabash Valley, the ...
INA, Ill. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 78-76 to Kaskaskia in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I District 16 Tournament on Wednesday night, but the Trailblazers almost certainly will earn an at-large bid to the national tournament. A season of excellence can’t be wiped out with one upset loss at the buzzer. Eight at-large bids and 16...
VINCENNES, Ind. - Harry Wickens helped start the Vincennes University swimming and diving program in 1980 and quickly became a nationally recognized powerhouse. Wickens coached the VU swimming and diving men’s and women’s teams for 21 years. In celebration of his contributions to the sport, he was inducted into the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March...
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.