VINCENNES, Ind. – After playing two years for Vincennes University, Lony Francis Jr. will play next season for the Arkansas State men’s basketball program. Francis announced he has committed to the Red Wolves. “We’re excited,” VU Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Franklin said. “It’s a solid Division I program. Lony took four visits and Arkansas State was the last of them. He decided as...
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FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Zach Hall earned a bid to the 2019 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship with his performance in the District I/Region 24 Championship tournament that concluded on Monday. Hall fired a 12-over-par 82 in the final round of the 54-hole tourney at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort. Participants played 36 holes on Sunday...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team is the No. 7 seed for the NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament May 16-20 at the Corn Crib Stadium in Normal, Illinois. The Trailblazers open the eight-team, double-elimination tournament against No. 2 seed Lewis and Clark on May 16 at 5 p.m. EDT. Lewis and Clark swept VU in a four-game Mid-West Athletic Conference series in...
QUINCY, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team completed a three-game Mid-West Athletic Conference series sweep of John Wood with a 3-1 win on Saturday. The Trailblazers tied the game at 1-all in the top of the third inning. The contest remained deadlocked until VU scored two runs in the final seventh innings. Sophomore Kavan Crowell pitched a complete game and gave up six...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University golf team will begin the postseason at the NJCAA Division II District I/Region 24 Tournament at The Donald Ross Course in French Lick, Indiana. The 54-hole event is May 12-13 at the French Lick resort. The field includes VU, Parkland, Rend Lake, Illinois Central, Lincoln Trail and Lewis and Clark. Parkland is tied for No. 6 in the most...
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.
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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