Loyola Ramblers team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, 98, high fives Loyola players,

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March Madness Icon Sister Jean Will Receive Stan Musial Award

The 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola University men’s basketball team will be honored at the 2018 Musial Awards.

July 17, 2018 - 3:53 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Sister Jean Delores Schmidt has been settling back into her normal life, four months after she took the nation by storm and became the media darling of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola University men’s basketball team will be honored at the 2018 Musial Awards.

She will receive the prestigious Musial Award for Extraordinary Character at the event. Nov. 17 in St. Louis.

Related story: Watch Sister Jean's Pre-Game Prayer With Loyola: 'Go Ramblers. And Amen'

She rose to national stardom throughout the tournament as her No. 11 see Ramblers pulled off upset after upset, in rout to the Final Four. The magical run started in St. Louis after winning the Missouri Valley Conference championship.

St. Louis Sports Commission: Musial Awards

At the Musial Awards, Sister Jean will be honored among several individuals recognized for extraordinary displays of sportsmanship that represent the best in sports and humanity. The full lineup of honorees will be announced in October with individual announcements made in the preceding weeks.

Past Musial Award recipients include golf legend Arnold Palmer, six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Baseball Hall of Famers Joe Torre and Cal Ripken Jr., women’s basketball star Tamika Catchings, NASCAR champion driver Carl Edwards, and sportscaster Ernie Johnson.

Showtime for the 2018 Musial Awards is 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets range from $10 to $50 and can be purchased online, in person at the Stifel Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster ticket centers, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.