Friends of Basketball


Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt

Year Inducted: 2018

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: Loyola University–Chicago

Biography: Jean Dolores Schmidt or “Sister Jean” as she is affectionately known, has been a sister in the religious order of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin (BVM) for 80+ years.  She has been a beloved member of the Loyola University community for over half a century.  Since becoming chaplain of the men’s basketball team in 1994, Sister Jean has shown her dedication to the Ramblers’ student-athletes above and beyond just their spiritual health.  She believes that athletics affords valuable lessons for young people about dealing with adversity in life.