Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Thursday, February 17, 2022 (Semifinal #1):
|Raymond Goslow, a senior at Kennesaw State University
|Neha Seshadri, a senior at Harvard University
|Nam Vu, a senior at Georgetown University
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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Of these three players, Raymond was the strongest in the quarterfinal. Nam was slightly stronger on the signalling device, though (71% to 67% per the boxscores), so this could become very interesting. Of course, the fact that only the top 3 winning scores advance to the final means that we are very likely going to have fireworks in Final Jeopardy. Normal wagering strategy gets thrown out the window, and I would say that most criticisms of contestant wagering are out of order for the next two days. If you’re more curious about this, my semifinal preview contains more information.
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Final Jeopardy! category: Western Hemisphere Countries
In 1882, when these 2 countries’ border was settled, a minister in the southern one quit in protest out of loyalty to Central America
Correct response: What are Mexico and Guatemala?
Looking to find out who won this Jeopardy! National College Championship match? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Neha $5,500 – $4,501 = $999 (What is Colombia and Panama?)
Nam $10,000 – $1,119 = $8,881 (What are Nicaragua & Honduras!)
Raymond $25,800 – $5,021 = $20,779 (What are Panama + Colombia?) (Winner)
1. Raymond Goslow, $20,799, 70.771% to advance
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Daily Double locations:
1) OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! $800 (clue #14)
Raymond 5200 +2000 (Nam 600 Neha 3800)
2) WHITHER THE WEATHER? $2000 (clue #7)
Neha 2000 +1500 (Nam 5200 Raymond 7800)
3) AFTER THE WAR $1200 (clue #23, $3600 left on board)
Raymond 17800 +6000 (Nam 9200 Neha 5100)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 147
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Raymond $19,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Nam $10,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Neha $6,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,800
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400
Nam Vu, career statistics:
34 correct, 10 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
32.46% in first on buzzer (37/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Neha Seshadri, career statistics:
30 correct, 12 incorrect
4/6 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (32/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,300)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,700
Raymond Goslow, career statistics:
56 correct, 9 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
47.37% in first on buzzer (54/114)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,600
Raymond took a course on great traditions, and got to visit a Baháʼí faith centre.
Neha spoke glowingly about an archaeology class.
Nam does singing and beatboxing in a group at Georgetown.
- Raymond was in a difficult position: the prediction model gave his pre-Final score only a 84% chance of advancing.
Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 7 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin
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