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Who is... 'Jeopardy!'s college championship winner? UT student takes home 250K prize in game show contest

UT student Jaskaran Singh won the Jeopardy! National College Championship Tuesday night. (Jaskaran Singh/Twiter)

University of Texas senior Jaskaran Singh has found the ultimate remedy to student loans—the business major raked in a $250,000 grand prize after beating out 36 other university students to win the Jeopardy! National College Championship that aired Tuesday night.

Singh, who is a finance and business major in the Texas McCombs School of Business, won eight Daily Doubles and answered both Final Jeopardy! questions correctly to take the grand prize over two other college students.

The two-game championship saw Singh beat out Kennesaw State University's Raymond Goslow and Northeastern University's Liz Feltner with his supreme buzzer skills: although he had the lowest total accuracy at 83%, Singh buzzed in 66% of his attempts at the throne to answer almost 50 questions.

Singh "ran the 'food combos' category" and scored on high-stakes Daily Doubles questions to take home the ultimate prize, according to the official box score.

The nine-episode series cut down from 36 contestants from universities around the country before the two-game final on primetime Tuesday night. Singh won two games prior to the finals, pocketing a separate $24,000 in his semifinal win that aired Friday.

Jaskaran is no stranger to quizzes: he's headed to nationals with UT's Quiz Bowl team this April and was a national championship winner at his high school in Plano.

With his smarts broadcast across the country, Singh's had over 250 requests on LinkedIn, but he' already got a job lined up with the Boston Consulting Group in Dallas after graduation. In the meantime, he's looking to cram in just a little bit more knowledge with a final computer science class, Russian class and a few history courses in his final year of school.


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