IU Senior to Compete in Jeopardy! ‘Fab 15’ 2020 College Championship

(UNDATED) – Jeopardy! is bringing together 15 of the country’s most studious students for the most important test of their lives including Indiana University senior Tyler Combs.

Tyler Combs

The 2020 College Championship will award one winner a $100,000 grand prize “and a berth in the next edition of the Tournament of Champions.” The games begin on Monday, April 6 and run through April 17.

Combs was picked after taking an online exam in September. He then did an audition in St. Louis that consisted of another test, round simulations and personality interviews.

Jeopardy Tournament
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“Jeopardy!” is in its 36th season and is hosted by Alex Trebek. 

Here is a complete list of participating students in alphabetical order:

  • Sophie Casarico, a junior at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) from St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Joe Coker, a junior at Hendrix College (Conway, Ark.) from Conway, Ark.
  • Tyler Combs, a senior at Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.) from Greenfield, Ind.
  • Marshall Comeaux, a sophomore at the University of Texas (Austin, Texas) from Dallas, Texas.
  • Emma Farrell, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pa.) from Telford, Pa.
  • Alistair Gray, a sophomore at the University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, Calif.) from Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • Sirad Hassan, a senior at Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.) from Frederick, Md.
  • Natalie Hathcote, a junior at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.) from Parker, Colo.
  • Kayla Kalhor, a sophomore at the University of Florida (Gainesville, Fla.) from Longwood, Fla.
  • Beni Keown, a freshman at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) from Evanston, Ill.
  • Londyn Lorenz, a sophomore at the University of Mississippi (Oxford, Miss.) from Perryville, Mo.
  • Nathaniel Miller, a sophomore at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) from Miami, Fla.
  • Nibir Sarma, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn.) from Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Kylie Weaver, a senior at Penn State (State College, Pa.) from McLean, Va.
  • Xiaoke Ying, a sophomore at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.) from Arcadia, Calif.
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