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By Zachary Block '99 / January / February 2002
July 1st, 2007

Green appeared on College Jeopardy! in November. Although she didn't last beyond the preliminary round, she still took home $2,500.

BAM What was [host] Alex Trebek like?

Green I don't know how much I can really say, because they can take away my money if I do anything bad. I had to sign this huge contract, this ten-page thing . So please don't put in anything bad about Alex Trebek.

BAM Were you nervous?

Green At first I got horrible stage-fright. And as the game started going and I realized I had really bad timing with the buzzer, I got more and more frustrated. I literally never got out of third place, which just sucked. There's always one girl on Jeopardy! who is just stupid, and I didn't want to be that girl. My fear was that I was going to make a complete fool of myself. I think I only made a partial fool of myself.

BAM How have people who watched the show responded?

Green I didn't tell a lot of people at school, because (1) I didn't do very well and (2) I didn't want to be like, "Hey, I'm on television. Oooh, come watch!" People were saying they wished they'd watched. People were saying they were glad they watched. And my boss at work was, like, "So, when are you taking me out to dinner?" I've been getting that question a lot. I'm like, "You want to go to McDonald's? Okay, we can go to McDonald's."

- Interview by Zachary Block '99

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