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Chip Rogers

Georgia Tech Student Wins Big on Jeopardy!

By Chip Rogers Posted May 15, 2013 9:33am (EDT)
Georgia Tech Student Kristin Jolley with Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek (photo courtesy of NBC)

Georgia Tech Student Kristin Jolley with Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek (photo courtesy of NBC)


Kristin Jolley is a senior majoring in Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She recently competed in the Jeopardy! College Championships.

In the semi-final round that aired Tuesday Kristen defeated students from Bowdoin College and Tufts University to advance to the Championship. The winner will receive $100,000.

In an interview with the student newspaper, Technique, Kristin says being a student at Georgia Tech helped prepare her for a tough academic challenge like Jeopardy!, “I do think that my Tech background helped me in the competition, because every day, I’m exposed to some new knowledge. At Tech, you’re constantly around people who know more than you (or at least different things than you), so you never stop learning, which is one of my favorite things about this school. My strengths are sciences, literature and pop culture. Really, I’m alright with anything but history/social studies, which I’m awful at.”

The Championship Round featuring Kristin will air Friday, May 17. To read the full Technique interview with Kristin click HERE

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