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News & Notes: O’Shea ’16 a Jeopardy! finalist

Theresa O’Shea ’16 won her semifinal round competition of Jeopardy! College Championship last night, moving on to the final round with a chance to win up to $100,000.

O’Shea said in a previous interview with The Daily Princetonian that being on Jeopardy! was “definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” She prepared for the competition by studying the J! Archive of all the questions and answers asked on Jeopardy!, as well as scouring Wikipedia for further information.

To qualify, O’Shea had to pass a 50-question online test before being randomly selected to attend in-person auditions which included another test as well as a mock Jeopardy! game and a short interview.

The two-week tournament brings together 15 students from colleges and universities across the country to compete for the $100,000 prize and a spot in the next Tournament of Champions.

O’Shea is a cartoonist for the ‘Prince.’

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