In case you needed proof that teachers were superheroes, Kathleen Fitzpatrick aka Ms. Fitz has reminded everyone just that!
Is there a better video on the internet right now? We think not!
Ms. Fitz promised her class hot chocolates if she made this shot… 🏀
What a legend 🤩 pic.twitter.com/7zU7Iwdx5X
— Her Sport (@HerSportDotIE) December 23, 2021
Ms. Fitz became a playground and internet legend after she sunk an incredible basketball shot for her third-class students which earned them all hot chocolates!
Fitzpatrick is a former Division I college basketball player former Rutgers University and is now a junior schoolteacher at Holy Trinity School in Washington, D.C. She led her college team’s 3-point stats in during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Speaking to ESPN, Fitzpatrick opened up about the iconic moment which has gone viral. "I usually play basketball with them at recess, and I don't really take it lightly. I play as hard as I can."
She told ESPN, she picked up a ball and promised her class, "If I make this shot, we'll have hot chocolate on Monday as a class. I just launched it and it went in!”
“I think it was a tie between who was more excited. I was shocked that it went in. I mean I knew it was going to go in but at the same time I was just hoping because I had promised them hot chocolate, so it had to go in!
"It's been so insane the last year-and-a-half," Fitzpatrick said. "So just to have some fun, some laughter, some joy, and just forget about COVID for a few minutes has really been amazing."
"Did they not know that you've done this before⁉️"
— Rutgers W.Basketball (@RutgersWBB) December 23, 2021
It’s safe to say, Ms. Fitz has inspired a whole class with that shot. A legend!
— Rutgers W.Basketball (@RutgersWBB) December 24, 2021