Penn undergraduate is in "Jeopardy!"


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Photo by Steve Crise

The clue is: Sebastian "Sub" Stockman (C'01).

The answer is: Who is the only freshman competing in this year's "Jeopardy!" College Championships?

Stockman is one of 15 students chosen from over 1,500 nationwide who auditioned for the annual College Championship tournament. Besides Penn, other top-rank schools represented in this year's tournament include M.I.T., Yale and Stanford. The two-week tournament was taped over a four-day weekend in March at the University of California, Berkeley.

All participants received a minimum of $2,500 in scholarship money for competing in the tournament.

So how did Stockman do? We can't tell you. "Jeopardy!" officials swear all the participants to secrecy so they won't give anything away before the series airs. But you can find out for yourself during the "Jeopardy" College Championships, which start May 4. Stockman's star turn is on May 5 at 7 p.m. on WPVI-TV (Channel 6).

Originally published on April 30, 1998