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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. She was Kelly Jolly then, and one of the Lady Vol's star point guards.

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.

The third ring, earned in 1998, came when Harper scored a career-high 20 points in the championship game to lead Tennessee over Louisiana Tech.

Harper was hired prior to this season after leading North Carolina State's program four years. Before that, she was the head coach at Western Carolina and an assistant coach in stops at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Auburn.

The Lady Bears won their 10th game of the season Sunday, 76-58 over Bradley.

According to a 2013 USA Today story, championship rings for NCAA student athletes cannot be worth more than $415

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