NEWARK, Del. (WBOC) - The annual Jeopardy! College Championship starts airing Monday night. And Sarah Stevens, a University of Delaware student from Dover, is competing in it.
The winner of the college tournament takes home $100,000. Stevens is one of 15 students trying to get their hands on that money.
She is a sophomore at UD and a history major.
"I've been watching Jeopardy! since I was a little kid. Playing at home I was always fairly good at it," she said.
Stevens says her mom urged her to take the qualifying test, which eventually led to her becoming a contestant. She went to Los Angeles to shoot the tournament over winter break.
"Being on the show itself was kind of bizarre - to see something I was so used to seeing at home, in my living room. Total dream come true. But I wasn't expecting for all the contestants to become so close. It was instant best friends. That was the most surprising thing."
As for how she did on the show itself -
"I can't say. If you want to find out, you have to watch."
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:49:09 GMT
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