VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team received the commitment of Brevin Jefferson (Indianapolis, Ind.) on Monday, May 4th. Jefferson announced his decision via Twitter saying “First off, I would like to thank my parents for investing so much time and effort in my journey to get here. I want to thank my brothers for pushing me and believing in me when no one...
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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University track and field/cross country teams are excited about the addition of two new runners for the 20/21 school year. Jacy Collins (Jasonville, Ind.) will be joining the blazers for the upcoming school year after completing her senior year at Shakamak High School. Collins boasts impressive personal bests in the 5k of 19:02.4, a 12:43 in the...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has received the commitment of JJ Ramey (London, Ken.) as a transfer from the University of Pikeville. Ramey took to twitter to announce his decision Thursday afternoon saying “After long considerations and talks with my family, I’m super excited to say I will be committing to the top JUCO program in the country in...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University women’s basketball forward Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) has been selected by the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee as a third team All-American. Through the past season, fans of Vincennes University basketball have grown used to Fess Hawkins putting up monster numbers each game, and many grew expectant of a double-double almost...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University men’s basketball forward Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) has been selected by the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee as a third team All-American. Kevin Osawe was a part of the 18-19 Blazers basketball team that won the NJCAA Division I National Championship, and played a large role in the Trailblazers receiving an at-large bid...
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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