It’s College Week on Jeopardy! Alli Ross, who grew up in Shrewsbury is now representing Worcester Polytechnic Institute on the quiz show. She is a biology and biotechnology major in the class of 2020.
She appeared on Friday night’s show and she performed so well, she earned $19,601 to become an automatic semi-finalist and will play again in the championship tournament later this month.
In an interview provided by the show, Alli says, “I am feeling very excited and this was a long time in the making…it was nice to finally be on the stage.”
When asked if there were any challenges appearing on Jeopardy!, she replied, “buzzer timing is more difficult. It really matters a lot.” She said the people around her made her feel comfortable and “I was just playing a game for fun, it wasn’t the end of the world if something bad happened.”
This isn’t the first time she has tried out for the show. “I’ve been watching Jeopardy! since I was super little.” She had tried out for Kids Jeopardy when she was younger, and also for the College show last year but wasn’t selected. Looks like this year was her lucky year.
Cheer on Alli as the tournament continues next week at 7:30PM on WBZ-TV Channel 4. More answers from her interview are in the video below.
Congratulations Alli! Shrewsbury’s own Alli Ross just won her way into the Semi-Finals of Jeopardy’s College Championship. Alli is representing Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Watch the tournament continue next week on WBZ-TV!
Posted by WBZ | CBS Boston on Friday, April 13, 2018