A basketball star, and a nun

As a parish music director, I was able to accomplish many things that should have been impossible, given the limits of my abilities. I knew that the real powerhouse behind our parish programs was the Poor Clares monastery within our parish boundaries, where our priests said Mass.

On the occasion of her 25th jubilee, ESPN celebrates the life of one of the monastery’s nuns, a former basketball star.

But Pennefather did have the most beautiful shooting touch in all of women’s basketball. She scored 2,408 points, breaking Villanova’s all-time record for women and men. She did it without the benefit of the 3-point shot, and the record still stands today.

Much more here.