(7-15-21) Former Anna and Ohio State basketball star Sarah Schulze, now Sister Mary Xavier (of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Alton, Illinois) shares the story of how she went from Anna High School to the Ohio State University, and then to religious life at St. Remy Church since 2012.

Sister Mary Xavier recently talked at the Do Good Restaurant in Osgood and its virtue to the community and why she left a life of athletics to become a sister.

The mission of the Do Good Restaurant and Ministry is to spread God’s Word through service and food, and to feed peoples’ bodies, minds, and souls. 

Sister Mary Xavier now teaches sixth and seventh-grade religion courses at St. Cecelia Middle School in Hastings, Nebraska. Before that she taught in Cuba…English and catechized individually

Sarah Schulze You Tube Video – (March 19, 2018)

While still at Ohio State (6′ 1” senior forward) she was in a question and answer on the Buckeyes website.

Q:  Tayler Hill has mentioned that you have the same pregame ritual. How did you develop your routine and what does it include?

A: Before each game I pray the rosary and the divine mercy chaplet for the team’s safety. Usually, I also take a short nap. I like the ritual because it gives me something to take my mind off of the game.  It gives me the chance to calm my nerves and keeps me relaxed. 

Q: Have you made any plans for after the season? What is your outlook ahead and what are you most looking forward to?

A:  I’m looking forward to moving home in June. I know I’m planning on making some visits to some religious orders over the summer. It’s basically up to God where I go next.

Maria Moeller and Sarah Schulze

Sister Mary Xavier was a member of three Big 10 Champions during her career, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10.

The picture to the left is from the 2009-10 team and she is seated next to Marion Local grad Maria Moeller.

Sister Mary Xavier is making an impact on those around her, including her teaching of middle school students. Her past in helping to promote her future career path.

While at Anna….