There is no denying Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the 98-year-old team chaplain for Loyola-Chicago, has become the breakout star of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and America’s sweetheart throughout March Madness. Sister Jean’s enthusiasm and passion for the Ramblers has led everyone to embrace the No. 11 seed during their Cinderella run to the Final Four.
As it turns out, the love for Sister Jean also expands far beyond social media.
According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Sister Jean phenomenon has led to sales skyrocketing for Loyola-Chicago, an official partner of the online store.
All sales for merchandise bearing Sister Jean’s name will benefit the Loyola Athletics Fund and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, according to ESPN.com.
So get in on the Sister Jean madness before the NCAA Tournament resumes this weekend by heading over to Fanatics and picking up your “Worship. Work and win” t-shirts or a “Loyola Baketball Powered by Sister Jean shirt.”
Loyola-Chicago will look to continue its magical postseason run on Saturday, March 31 when they take the court at the Alamodome in San Antonio against No. 3 seed Michigan in the national semifinal on TBS. Tip-off is set for 6:09 p.m. ET, with the winner advancing to the national title game where they will face the winner of Villanova vs. Kansas.
[H/T: Sports Illustrated]