Age is just a number for Chicago Loyola beloved chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt.
Known to many simply as Sister Jean, the Catholic nun who has become a fixture in college basketball traveled with the Ramblers to New York for their first-round matchup against Saint Joseph’s in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Tuesday.
«At 103, Sister Jean was not going to miss Loyola Chicago’s first round game in the A-10 Tournament,» NCAA Twitter user March Madness posted.
SISTER JEAN, FAMOUS MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAPLAIN IN LOYOLA, WILL PUBLISH HER MEMORIES AT THE END OF THE MONTH
Sister Jean, who turned 103 in August, told «Fox & Friends» Tuesday morning that aside from genetics, there are three simple things she attributes to living a long and healthy life.
«Well, I tell people when they ask me that question that I eat well, sleep well and hopefully pray well,» he said.
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The Ramblers also play a role in that lifestyle.
«My basketball team keeps me young. All these young people keep me young at heart. I can’t walk, but they keep me young at heart,» he said.
Sister Jean says that the basketball team has taught her many things, but of course she has done the same for the team.
«When I started [praying with them before games]one of the young men said, ‘I thought we would be praying many times, but then when Sister Jean gave us a scouting report…'» he said before laughing.
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St. Joseph’s defeated Loyola Chicago in Tuesday’s game, 72-67, to advance to the second round, where it will play No. 7 George Washington on Wednesday at 5 pm ET.