Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Thursday, February 10, 2022 (Quarterfinal #5)

Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Thursday, February 10, 2022 (Quarterfinal #5):

Today’s contestants:

Neha Seshadri, a senior at Harvard University
Neha Seshadri on Jeopardy!
Chance Persons, a sophomore at Creighton University
Chance Persons on Jeopardy!
Pauline Bisaccio, a junior at Clemson University
Pauline Bisaccio on Jeopardy!

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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Starting off today’s third episode are Clemson junior Pauline Bisaccio, Creighton sophomore Chance Persons, and Harvard senior Neha Seshadri. This game’s winner will be playing next in the first semifinal on February 17.

Interestingly, Neha is the 16th Harvard student to compete in a Jeopardy! college tournament. None of the previous 15 have won. In fact, the only two Ivy League students to have won in the past are Terry O’Shea (Princeton, 2014) and Dhruv Gaur (Brown, 2018).

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Final Jeopardy! category: World Geography

About 200 miles of the Tyrrhenian Sea separates the cities of Cagliari & Trapani in these 2 “regioni autonome” of Italy

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Correct response: What are Sicily & Sardinia?

Looking to find out who won this Jeopardy! National College Championship match? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Neha $8,600
Chance $7,400
Pauline $5,600

Tonight’s results:
Pauline $5,600 + $3,001 = $8,601 (What are Sardinia + Sicily? Sicily?)
Chance $7,400 – $7,400 = $0 (What is Sao Tome and Principe?)
Neha $8,600 + $6,201 = $14,801 (What is Sicily and Sardinia?) (Semi-Finalist)

Neha Seshadri, today's Jeopardy! National College Championship winner (for quarterfinal #5 on February 10, 2022).

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Neha $4,200
Chance $4,200
Pauline -$2,600


Daily Double locations:
1) MEDICAL SPECIALTIES $600 (clue #3)
Neha 1800 +1800 (Pauline -800 Chance 0)
2) THIS PARTY IS LIT $1600 (clue #6)
Chance 5000 -2000 (Pauline -200 Neha 5800)
3) HISTORIC PAIRS $800 (clue #17, $13200 left on board)
Pauline 1800 +1000 (Chance 4600 Neha 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 110

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Neha $7,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Pauline $5,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 6 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Chance $9,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $22,200
Lach Trash: $19,200 (on 17 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600

Pauline Bisaccio, career statistics:
13 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,400

Chance Persons, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Neha Seshadri, career statistics:
16 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400

Today’s interviews:
Neha keeps accidentally running into NBA players like Klay Thompson and Charles Barkley.
Chance has sung at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Pauline is the President of the Clemson academic team.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Considering how much in the red Pauline was at one point, I’m not surprised that she went conservative on the final Daily Double.

Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 3 Box Score

Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin

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4 Comments on "Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Thursday, February 10, 2022 (Quarterfinal #5)"

  1. Michael Johnston | February 11, 2022 at 7:56 am |

    Yeah, I noticed Pauline seemed kind of tentative the rest of the game after that rocky start.
    I’m usually not strong on Geography, but I knew this one from all those hours playing Diplomacy 😁

  2. It always piques my curiosity when someone writes a wrong answer, then marks it out, then puts it back in again without even a spelling change. Mostly just wondering about their thinking, but also, I think if I was 2nd guessing I would write down my new answer before crossing out the old one in case seeing it written made me change my mind and because if the music was ending before I could get my new writing done, I could quickly mark out the unfinished one and (right or wrong) still have a complete answer.

    • Often it happens because a contestant thinks their first attempt isn’t legible.

      • Ah, after being crossed out, it is less apparent that the first version hadn’t been legible. [I shouldn’t have said “wrong answer” (I guess I was assuming that they’d thought it was wrong) but rather “a response”.]

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