Age is only a quantity for Loyola Chicago’s beloved chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt.
Known by many merely as Sister Jean, the Catholic nun who has turn into a fixture in faculty basketball traveled with the Ramblers to New York for his or her first-round matchup in opposition to Saint Joseph’s within the Atlantic 10 Conference event Tuesday.
“At 103 years outdated, Sister Jean was not going to overlook Loyola Chicago’s opening spherical sport within the A-10 Tournament,” the NCAA March Madness Twitter deal with posted.
SISTER JEAN, FAMED MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAPLAIN AT LOYOLA, WILL RELEASE HER MEMOIR AT THE END OF THE MONTH
Sister Jean, who turned 103 in August, advised “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning that, except for genetics, there are three easy issues she attributes to dwelling an extended and wholesome life.
“Well, I inform individuals after they ask me that query that I eat nicely, I sleep nicely and, hopefully, I pray nicely,” she stated.
The Ramblers additionally play a job in that way of life.
“My basketball crew, it retains me younger. All these younger individuals hold me younger at coronary heart. I can’t stroll, however they hold me younger at coronary heart,” she stated.
Sister Jean says the basketball crew has taught her many issues, however, after all, she’s carried out the identical for the crew.
“When I first began [praying with them before games], one of many younger males stated, ‘I simply thought we’d be saying numerous prayers, however then when Sister Jean gave us a scouting report …,'” she stated earlier than trailing off with amusing.
St. Joseph’s defeated Loyola Chicago in Tuesday’s sport, 72-67, to maneuver on to the second spherical, the place it should play No. 7 George Washington Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.
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