. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) student Gabrielle McMahan is a semifinalist on the Jeopardy! College Championship. McMahan appeared on Jeopardy! Monday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. on WCTV-TV Channel 6 (Tallahassee). McMahon, a 21-year-old business administration major from Springfield, Va., was the only student from a historically black college or university to compete in the championship. She was one of 15 students selected to participate out of 4,000.
“It was a wonderful experience,” said McMahon. I was very honored to represent FAMU in such a prestigious competition.”
Some of the other participating universities included the University of Minnesota; Yale University; Georgetown University; Marquette University; Michigan State University; Harvard University; and Tufts University.
Jeopardy!, a winner of 27 Emmy awards since its debut in 1984, was recently inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the No. 1-rated quiz show in syndication, and has held that title for more than 1,000 weeks.
Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically and internationally by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.
For more information and to find out when Gabrielle will compete again, visit http://www.jeopardy.com/mini_sites/collegechamps_s24/
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