UVA student to compete in ‘Jeopardy’ College Championship

UVA student Adam Antoszewski with "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek.
Photo courtesy Jeopardy UVA student Adam Antoszewski with “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek. Photo courtesy Jeopardy

Starting this week, fans of the quiz show “Jeopardy” will see relatively younger contestants on screen as the show hosts university students from across the United States to compete for a chance to win $100,000. Among these contestants is the University of Virginia’s own Adam Antoszewski, a third-year student.

Originally from Baltimore, Antoszewski, a double major in chemistry and physics, will compete against 14 other students whose majors range from literature to integrative biology.

Antoszewski will be one of the first students to compete, playing against Carissa Pekny, a senior at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Columbia University freshman Emily Sun. The remaining contestants will compete over the course of the week, with three different contestants sparring off each day.

Next week, the five winning students will move into the semi-final round, along with four wild-card slots given to the students with the next-highest money totals.

To watch Antoszewski in the quarterfinals of the “Jeopardy” College Championship, tune in to NBC29 tonight at 7:30pm.