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Georgetown Student Wins Jeopardy! College Championship

Georgetown University sophomore Jim Coury wins $100,000.

Jim Coury, a 20-year-old Georgetown University sophomore from Olmstead, Ohio, won the Jeopardy! College Championship in an episode aired Friday night and with it a $100,000 grand prize. 

Coury competed in a two-week tournament in Culver City, Calif., last month and recordings of the championship began airing May 6.

“Winning $100,000 was a crazy experience that took a very long time to sink in,” Coury said in a press release. “I was really focused on answering the questions and winning the game, so I sort of forgot about the prize until Alex Trebek mentioned it at the end. Then, I started shaking with excitement and relief.”

Coury beat out Trevor Walker, a 20-year-old sophomore from MIT, and Kristen Jolley, a 21-year-old senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Walker received $50,000 and Kristen received $25,000 for coming in third.

An International Political Economy major, Coury plans to put his winnings toward his degree and travel.

"My major helped a lot with geography and current affairs categories, although I never did get the economics category I was hoping for,” said Coury, who hopes to use some of his prize money to travel to the Middle East or road trip across the United States, according to a press release.

Coury is the sixth Georgetown student to compete in the trivia game show.

LH May 18, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Congratulations Georgetown U for having Jim Coury! Here's hoping he and others will become future world leaders as has been some of your graduates.

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