WATCH: Fresno State to Add Varsity Women’s Water Polo

After being rumored for months, and 22 years after Fresno State University cut its men’s varsity water polo program, the university has announced the addition of a varsity women’s program. Athletic Director Jim Bartko made the announcement during an hour-long press conference on Thursday.

Bartko said it would be a “two to three year process” to raise appropriate funds, find a coach and sign players, though he said the fundraising could be done by as early as this summer. The new team will utilize the on-campus pool.

Bartko’s comments regarding the women’s water polo program begin at 31:40 of the video.