Carnegie Mellon University

Emma Farrell and Alex Trebeck

April 03, 2020

Farrell Competes in Jeopardy 2020 College Championship

Emma Farrell, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering and history, bested over 18,000 applicants to earn one of the 15 competitor spots in the Jeopardy 2020 College Championship. Along the way, she had to complete a 50-question online form and an in-person interview that took the prospective players from 250 down to the final 15.

The competition filming took place in Los Angeles in February and Farrell faces off in the first round against students from the University of Texas at Austin and Princeton University for a shot at the semifinals.

Jeopardy’s describes this talented group of contestants as “the country’s most studious students” who are about to take the most important test of their lives. The winner will earn a
$100,000 grand prize and the opportunity to compete in the next edition of the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.

Farrell is a native of Telford, PA and enjoys running her radio show, skiing, and attending events around Pittsburgh. She’s also made her mark on campus as a Head Orientation Counselor for Oakland Rez on Fifth.

CEE wishes Emma Farrell the best of luck in the competition!