MILWAUKEE (AP) — Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is depicted in a bobblehead and sales of the figurine have soared to the heavens.
Sister Jean has become a celebrity during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. As a result, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, in conjunction with Loyola University, last week unveiled a limited edition bobblehead.
Phil Sklar with the soon-to-be-open museum in Milwaukee says that within 24 hours, the bobblehead became the institution’s top seller of all time.
The bobblehead depicts Sister Jean wearing a black Loyola warmup jacket and a scarf. Her shoes even have ‘Sister’ and ‘Jean’ on the back of them.
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