Kellie (Jolly) Harper's three Lady Vols championship rings stolen

Pat Summitt hugs Kellie Jolly in the final minute of the NCAA national championship game in Kansas City, Mo., on March 29, 1998. Tennessee won 93-75 over Louisiana Tech to have a perfect 39-0 season and give the Lady Vols their sixth national win. Jolly, now Harper, won three NCAA Championships while at Tennessee, but her rings from those wins were recently stolen at Missouri State, where she now coaches. (News Sentinel)

Pat Summitt hugs Kellie Jolly in the final minute of the NCAA national championship game in Kansas City, Mo., on March 29, 1998. Tennessee won 93-75 over Louisiana Tech to have a perfect 39-0 season and give the Lady Vols their sixth national win. Jolly, now Harper, won three NCAA Championships while at Tennessee, but her rings from those wins were recently stolen at Missouri State, where she now coaches. (News Sentinel)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield police say someone stole coach Kellie Harper’s championship rings.

Harper, who is in her first year coaching the Missouri State women’s basketball team, won three national championships in college when she played at the University of Tennessee.

According to a police media report, the rings on Saturday were reported stolen from Harper’s office at JQH Arena. The report says the theft happened sometime after Jan. 15.

Harper’s Tennessee team won three straight titles from 1996 to 1998, going 100-14 over that stretch under legendary coach Pat Summitt.

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snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Alert all the pawn shops in the area. Surely the person who stole them wouldn't be stupid enough to try and sell them on ebay.

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