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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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