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Jaskaran Singh Of Texas University Wins 250K In Jeopardy College Championship

Jaskaran Singh Of Texas University Wins 250K In Jeopardy College Championship

22-year-old UT Student Jaskaran Singh Wins $250,000 ‘Jeopardy’ Championship

In an ever-exciting contest, 22-year-old Jaskaran Singh won the final round of the Jeopardy! National College Championship yesterday.

The official website of Jeopardy stated that after 18 games, the Jeopardy! National College Championship crowned its first-ever winner on Tuesday: Jaskaran Singh from the University of Texas at Austin.

“[It] feels pretty awesome,” Singh said of winning the $250,000 grand prize. “It’ll definitely go a long way towards paying my tuition and a lot more.”

KVUE reported that he won against Liz Feltner of Northeastern University and Raymond Goslow of Kennesaw State.

The collegiate tournament, hosted by Mayim Bialik, brought together 36 of America’s sharpest undergrads.

An obviously excited Singh was all over social media with congratulations pouring in.

Replying to Singh, the President of UT sportingly said, “I hope you’re enjoying the well-deserved day off! I’m happy to send a note to your professors if needed. And, the University’s fund-raising office would love to meet you now…🤘”

According to the university’s website, the UT tower was lit up in burnt orange Tuesday celebrating Singh’s victory.

Speaking to UT News Jaskaran Singh said that his mother made him apply for Jeopardy at the age of 13. “I watched Jeopardy when I was a little kid and my mom had me apply when I was 13 but I didn’t make it past the audition stage. She encouraged me to try again last year, saying, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ So much of this stuff is up to chance but obviously, it worked out.”

“I’m a normal guy, but I like to read the news to keep up with what’s going on, and I especially like learning about history. The videos YouTube recommends for me are pretty nerdy based on my preferences,” he added.

Singh’s Linkedin profile says that he volunteered as a Punjabi teacher for three months in 2018. He also taught Sikh history to children and he has native or bilingual proficiency in the Punjabi language.

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