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IU Student Competes On Jeopardy! College Championship

Jeopardy set

Photo: Steve Jurveston (Flickr)

The Jeopardy! team sets up for the taping of a show.

Central Indiana was in the spotlight Monday night as a Carmel, Indiana native and Indiana University student competed on the game show Jeopardy!

A group of about thirty Indiana University students gathered around a TV at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union Monday night to watch IU junior Sarah Bauer compete in the quarter-final round of the Jeopardy! College Championship.

Bauer says she took the initial online test in March and was called for an audition in May. She got the call in December inviting her to be on the show.

“The test process is pretty scary,” she says. “I thought it was really, really hard actually, so I was surprised I even got an audition. And then they do a similar test after the first online test and that was the same way, I thought we all just thought it was so hard. So, we were all kind of surprised to get called back.”

Bauer held the second position by four hundred dollars going into Final Jeopardy!, but ended up coming in third after missing the final question. Even so, Bauer says the experience was worthwhile.

“It was so fun to meet Alex Trebek, and really to just meet all of the other contestants,” she says.

Bauer calls the show the best experience of her life.

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