Sister Jean

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Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM (born August 21, 1919), affectionately known as Sister Jean, is an American chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team and a religious sister of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.[1] She was born in San Francisco, California.

Schmidt moved from California to teach at Mundelein College in Chicago in 1961.[2] During the mid-1960s, she was active in the civil rights movement.[3] In 1991, she was hired by Loyola University.

In 2018, Sister Jean became a national sensation for her appearances in the NCAA tournaments when Loyola advanced to the final four.[4]

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  1. Macur, Juliet (March 22, 2018). "Sisters of Sister Jean Embrace Her Loyola Team and Marvel at Her Fame". The New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  2. Whitehair, Julie (October 26, 2016). "Sister Jean Sets the Record Straight on Mundelein Haunting". Loyola Phoenix. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  3. Crosby, Denise (March 20, 2018). "Loyola's Sister Jean is the face of an endangered profession of religious women". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. Dixon, Schuyler (March 17, 2018). "Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run continues with last-second upset of Tennessee for Sweet 16 berth". Miami Herald. Retrieved March 25, 2018.

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