BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Northeastern Senior Liz Feltner placed third in the final contest of the "Jeopardy! National College Championship," which aired Tuesday night.
Feltner, who is majoring in political science and business administration missed out on the ABC network show's grand prize of $250,000, but won $50,000 for making it to the final two games.
On the Northeastern campus, Feltner's classmates gathered to watch the games and cheer her on at the Curry Student Center. She said she was astonished at the support she's been given from the Northeastern community and her friends and family back home in Louisiana.
In the first game on Tuesday night, Jaskaran Singh, a senior from the University of Texas at Austin came in strong, but Feltner hit Double Jeopardy, recognizing song lyrics from Dua Lipa and the Black Eyed Peas. Feltner said "pop culture" is where she shines.
"That's my specialty if that makes sense, then I studied stuff like history, geography and classic literature," she told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy.
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The three students in the final were among 36 students from 36 colleges who competed in the two-week tournament. Students from other New England colleges who competed were Max Niles from Brown University, Gus Guszkowski from Dartmouth College, Aniket Dehadrai from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joey Kornman from Brandeis University, Sebastian Torres from Yale University, and Neha Seshadri from Harvard University. Kornman and Seshadri made it to the semifinals.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports: