Fresno State Women's Team Stripped Of '08 WAC Title

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno State's women's basketball team has been stripped of its 2007-08 Western Athletic Conference championships because a point guard played 32 minutes with an Australian professional team four years ago.

The NCAA said Emma Andrews' appearances with a pro team when she was 16 violated collegiate athletics rules, and the conference removed the California State University, Fresno's regular-season and tournament championships Wednesday.

Andrews appeared in seven games for the Victoria-based Dandenong Rangers before helping Fresno State achieve its 22-11 record two years ago. The NCAA banned her from playing with the team last season, and for the first three games of the coming fall season.

Bulldogs athletic director Thomas Boeh says the school will honor the WAC's decision but is extremely disappointed.