Bowdoin on ‘Jeopardy!’: Cindy Cammarn ’14 Competes in College Championship

Cynthia Cammarn '14 (bottom row, second from right) with fellow College Week contestants and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek (top row, center).

Cindy Cammarn '14 (bottom row, second from right) with fellow College Week contestants and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek (top row, center).

Cindy Cammarn ’14 has had enough of the right answers — in the form of questions, of course — to survive to the next round on Jeopardy!‘s College Championship. Cammarn, a history and English major, and theater minor, taped her appearances earlier this spring and is keeping mum about the ultimate outcome, but what we can report is that in her first appearance, she amassed $12,700 and advances to the next round. Watch a post-game interview with Cammarn and read a pre-game story about her here.

3 comments to Bowdoin on ‘Jeopardy!’: Cindy Cammarn ’14 Competes in College Championship

  • Paul Batista

    In the early 1960s a television show named the College Bowl featured competing college teams from around the country in an early prototype of Jeopardy. (Interestingly, Harvard, Yale and Princeton refused to participate for reasons I think are obvious.). The Bowdoin team was the highest-ranked team in the five or six year history of the show. As a high school student at the time, I was attracted by that. It was also from that show that I learned that Hawthorne and Longfellow were Bowdoin grads (although not members of the College Bowl team!). So good luck to Cindy — she may not know that she’s caring on a banner from the early Sixties.

  • Fred Myer '60

    That College Bowl team was coached by Dan Calder of the class of 1960.

  • John Doig '65

    Further to Paul Batista”s comment – When Bowdoin was invited to the College Bowl of the 60″s there was considerable debate as to the wisdom of accepting – for the same obvious reasons. In the end, of course, the challenge was accepted and an inter-college competition was staged to select the participants. A number of Bowdoin undergrads attended at least one of the contests and had a great time in the process!

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