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‘Jeopardy! National College Championship’: winner and everything we know about the ‘Jeopardy!’ tournament

Jeopardy! National College Championship Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik hosts the 'Jeopardy! National College Championship'. (Image credit: ABC)

The Jeopardy! National College Championship began on Feb. 8 on ABC and is an academic test of pride for colleges versus the usual athletic ones, as the popular game show hosts 36 students from 36 colleges for this special two-week primetime tournament.

Jeopardy! has hosted college tournaments throughout its history, but this year’s National College Championship is an all-new iteration highlighting these students and their schools. In addition to airing in primetime (away from the daily Jeopardy! time slot), each episode is an hour-long, with the tournament running over the course of nine days.

Following the historic run of Amy Schneider, the Jeopardy! National College Championship is giving fans of the game a new reason to tune in. 

Here is everything we know about the new Jeopardy! tournament...

'Jeopardy! National College Championship' winner

After two weeks of matches, the Jeopardy! National College Championship winner for 2022 has been crowned. If you want to catch up and don't want to be spoiled on the winner just yet, or want to see how you stack up with these wiz kids, you can stream the tournament on-demand on Hulu, otherwise, read on to see who took him the title of Jeopardy! National College Champion.

Alright then, out of the 36 undergraduate students from 36 colleges and universities across the U.S., it was University of Texas student Jaskaran Singh that came out as the overall winner. Earning a cumulative score of $51,700 in the two final games, Singh earned himself the $250,000 grand prize.

Second and third place in the Jeopardy! National College Championship tournament went to Raymond Goslow from Kennesaw State University ($100,000 prize) and Liz Feltner from Northeastern University ($50,000 prize).

You can see the full results from each quarterfinal and semifinal game below.

How to watch ‘Jeopardy! National College Championship’ on-demand

After airing on ABC in primetime from Feb. 8-22, the Jeopardy! National College Championship tournament is available to stream in full and on-demand via Hulu. Anyone wanting to catchup or rewatch the tournament will need to have a subscription to Hulu, be that as a standalone service, part of the Disney Bundle or be signed up to Hulu with Live TV.

‘Jeopardy! National College Championship’ host

Though the current Jeopardy! hosting situation is a bit more settled than the slew of guest hosts that were tried out following the passing of Alex Trebek and certainly more so than when Mike Richards briefly held the position, the role has been switching between Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings for this latest season of the game show. So who will be hosting Jeopardy! National College Championship? In this case it will be Bialik’s turn behind the podium.

When it was first announced in the summer that Bialik and Mike Richards would split hosting duties, Bialik was specifically set to do special primetime editions of Jeopardy! just like this the National College Championship. While she did hold down the fort on daily Jeopardy! for a while following Richards’ ouster, Bialik has passed the torch to Jennings for the daily show for now (in large part due to her commitment to her own Fox sitcom, Call Me Kat).

Bialik will be back behind the podium for all nine episodes of the Jeopardy! National College Championship tournament, though after that it isn’t clear if she will be back on daily Jeopardy! at all. Also still TBD on is if a permanent host for all Jeopardy! offerings is still expected, or if the duo of Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings stay put.

‘Jeopardy! National College Championship contestants

There will be 36 current full-time undergrad college students representing 36 different colleges and universities across the U.S. taking part in the Jeopardy! National College Championship tournament.

Here is the full slate of competitors and their results from the quartefinals, semifinals and finals.

Finals
Liz Feltner, Northeastern
Jaskaran Singh, University of Texas
Raymond Goslow, Kennesaw State University

Winner: Jaskaran Singh, University of Texas

Semifinal results:
Semifinal 1:

Nam Vu, Georgetown University
Neha Seshardi, Harvard University
Raymond Goslow, Kennesaw State University

Semifinal 2:
Lauren Rodriguez, Pomona College
Isaac Applebaum, Stanford University
Stephen Privat, LSU

Winners: Raymond Goslow ($20,779) & Isaac Applebaum ($18,801)

Semifinal 3:
Kristin Donegan, Carnegie Mellon University
Liz Feltner, Northeastern University
Emmey Harris, University of Minnesota

Semifinal 4:
Joey Kornman, Brandeis University
Jaskaran Singh, University of Texas
Megan Sullivan, University of Virginia

Winners: Liz Feltner ($22,000) and Jaskaran Singh ($24,400)

Quarterfinal results
Quarterfinal 1:
Isaac Applebaum, Stanford
Gus Guszkowski, Dartmouth College
Catherine Zhang, Cornell University

Quarterfinal 2:
Ella Feiner, Princeton University
Jasmine Manansala, Rice University
Stephen Privat, LSU 

Winners: Stephen Privat and Isaac Applebaum

Quarterfinal 3:
Toussant Pegues, Cal Tech
Emmey Harris, University of Minnesota
Mehek Boparai, University of Pennsylvania

Quarterfinal 4:
Yejun Kim, Northwestern University
Mitch Macek, Villanova University
Joey Kornman, Brandeis University

Winners: Emmey Harris and Joey Kornman

Quarterfinal 5:
Pauline Bisaccio, Clemson University
Chance Persons, Creighton University
Neha Seshadri, Harvard University

Quarterfinal 6:
Lauren Rodriguez, Pomona College
Matt Downing, University of Notre Dame
Elijah Odunade, University of Georgia

Winners: Neha Seshardi and Lauren Rodriguez

Quarterfinal 7:
Jess Agyepong, Howard University
Liz Feltner, Northeastern University
Kaden Lee, University of Washington

Quarterfinal 8:
Jaskaran Singh, University of Texas
Max Niles, Brown University
Sarah Salisbury, University of South Carolina

Winners: Liz Feltner and Jaskaran Singh

Quarterfinal 9:
Lucy Greenman, College of William & Mary
Raymond Goslow, Kennesaw State University
Jeric Brual, New York University

Quarterfinal 10:
Sebastian Torres, Yale University
Anna Muthalaly, Duke University
Kristin Donegan, Carnegie Mellon University

Winners: Raymond Goslow and Kristin Donegan

Quarterfinal 11:
Fiona Hellerman, Tulane University
Nam Vu, Georgetown University
Claire Jackson, Spelman College

Quarterfinal 12:
Sam Blum, Vanderbilt University
Aniket Dehadri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Megan Sullivan, University of Virginia

Winners: Nam Vu and Megan Sullivan

Check out the complete bracket for the Jeopardy! National College Championship.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.