Carsen Smith, a College of Arts and Science senior from Jacksonville, Florida, will represent Vanderbilt University in the Jeopardy! College Championship April 9–20. Smith, a cinema and media arts major, is one of 15 students from universities across the United States competing for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.
The 2018 College Championship contestants (in alphabetical order):
- Josie Bianchi, a sophomore at Stanford University
- Thatcher Chonka, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma
- Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University
- Jordan Goodson, a senior at Columbia University
- Rishab Jain, a freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology
- Patricia Jia, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania
- Harry Kioko, a senior at the University of Chicago
- Sheldon Lewis II, a sophomore at the Rochester Institute of Technology
- Rebecca Rosenthal, a sophomore at Swarthmore College
- Alli Ross, a sophomore at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Hannah Sage, a sophomore at the University of Central Florida
- William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University
- Carsen Smith, a senior at Vanderbilt University
- Eric Thorpe, a senior at Dartmouth College
- Caroline Trammell, a junior at Furman University
Jeopardy! and its host, Alex Trebek, are in their 34th season in syndication. With 23 million viewers each week, Jeopardy! is the top-rated quiz show on television and has received several awards and distinctions over the course of its 30-plus-year run, including the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.
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