Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (Quarterfinal #10)


Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (Quarterfinal #10):


Today’s contestants:

Kristin Donegan, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University
Kristin Donegan on Jeopardy!
Anna Muthalaly, a junior at Duke University
Anna Muthalaly on Jeopardy!
Sebastian Torres, a junior at Yale University
Sebastian Torres on Jeopardy!

This is currently a placeholder post which will be updated with Final Jeopardy! information and a game recap once it is known. Is this not the game you’re looking for? You can find a recap to today’s syndicated Jeopardy! match here, and you can find the recap for quarterfinal #9 here.


Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: In the second of two quarterfinals today, we have Carnegie Mellon senior Kristin Donegan taking on a pair of juniors: Duke’s Anna Muthalaly and Yale’s Sebastian Torres. Interestingly, reports from Kristin’s hometown indicate that Kristin’s twin sister Ciara recently taped a regular-play episode, which will be airing in March. The winner of this quarterfinal will be playing next in Friday’s third semifinal against Northeastern’s Liz Feltner and Minnesota’s Emmey Harris.


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Final Jeopardy! category: Recent Biographies

A 2021 book about his “misunderstood reign” argues that he hated slavery & actually suffered from bipolar disorder


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Correct response: Who is King George III?


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

Scores going into Final:
Kristin $15,200
Sebastian $10,200
Anna -$2,000


Tonight’s results:
Anna -$2,000 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Sebastian $10,200 – $10,000 = $200 (Who is Lee?)
Kristin $15,200 – $5,201 = $9,999 (Who is Andrew Jacks) (Semi-Finalist)


Kristin Donegan, today's Jeopardy! National College Championship winner (for quarterfinal #10 on February 15, 2022).


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kristin $6,400
Sebastian $3,800
Anna $400


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Daily Double locations:
1) I BRAIN RADIO $600 (clue #21)
Kristin 2400 +2400 (Sebastian 1200 Anna 1000)
2) CLASSIC NOVELS $2000 (clue #1)
Anna 400 -2000 (Sebastian 3800 Kristin 6400)
3) ON THE “MA”P $1600 (clue #13, $20400 left on board)
Kristin 12000 -2000 (Sebastian 4600 Anna -2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -17


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


Game Stats:
Kristin $15,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Sebastian $10,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Anna $0 Coryat, 12 correct, 9 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,600
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $16,600

Sebastian Torres, career statistics:
14 correct, 5 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200

Anna Muthalaly, career statistics:
12 correct, 9 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $0

Kristin Donegan, career statistics:
21 correct, 4 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400

Today’s interviews:
Kristin is part of a marching band that wears kilts.
Anna finds inspiration from her high school quiz bowl coach in Hoover, Alabama.
Sebastian watches “It’s Always Sunny…” with his roommates.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Sebastian should have bet no more than $200 in Final Jeopardy; he would have advanced had he done so.
  • Regarding Anna: I posit that fans would not have said a peep had it been a white man with her “vibes” on the show tonight. But because it’s not a white man, people see fit to pile on. Jeopardy! “fans” should be 100% ashamed of their behavior tonight. Dave has been crossing his arms all week to absolute crickets on social media, and yet when Anna does it, it’s somehow worthy of pillorying.

Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 5 Box Score

Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin

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8 Comments on "Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (Quarterfinal #10)"

  1. Did anybody else think this board was more difficult than some of the others in this tournament? Or is it just the gaps in my knowledge?

    • I’m with you, but really on all of these college boards. Occasionally I can run a category, but usually I’m not getting anything below the top couple of clues in each category. I do much better in regular Jeopardy. Kudos to these college kids.

    • I had thought the first night’s boards had been the easiest.

  2. people are complaining about the crossed arms?
    that’s just nonsense.

    • I suspect that both Anna and Dave just use that positioning to gain their best control of the buzzer, but it did not serve her as well as it does him since she was wrong about so many answers. I also think being quick to buzz first, then often slow to answer — right (only 57%) or wrong — could have been perceived as a bad attitude, especially by any viewers who had taken her interview information [prior quiz bowls, so proud of her coach] as bragging. I’m not saying those viewers were correct or appropriate to promote their opinions, just that I think some of them were subconsciously influenced to read more into the crossed arms than they might would have otherwise.

  3. Michael Johnston | February 16, 2022 at 9:46 am |

    Yeah, shame about Sebastian. That does play into my idea that it’s harder for contestants to figure out the optimal 2nd place wager in FJ.
    I guessed King George right away, but it took me some extra seconds to remember which one 🙂

    • I thought King George III right away, then kept thinking about whether “3rd” was correct or not (but never changed my mind). I think the contestants weren’t old enough to realize instinctively that “reign” indicated a non-American answer. [I knew that what George’s “madness” was has been debated for a long time, but had never heard the thing about the slavery — too bad he wasn’t obsessed about it so might have done something about it.]

  4. I don’t read social media, but if somebody is complaining about something as superficial as a contestant crossing their arms, then that is probably coming from members of the subject’s own peer group. Teenage girls and young women can be brutally judgmental of each other, most likely because of their own insecurities. To your point Andy, I wonder if those same people would bother saying anything about somebody in Dave’s age group regardless of race or gender. My guess also is that those commenting about Anna don’t regularly watch normal Jeopardy.

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