A sophomore at Stanford University from Laurel, Maryland...

Vinita Kailasanath

Hi, I'm Vinita, and I'm from Stanford University, and you're watching me on jeopardy.com.

How did you find out you were chosen as a contestant?
Um, actually, I got this message on my answering machine at home from Bob saying he was from Jeopardy! and I should call him back, and I was like, "Hm, interesting," 'cause I didn't remember applying to Jeopardy! My friend had entered me online and, uh, I got lucky.

How did you prepare for today's game?
Um, probably not enough! [Giggles] But, I'm just looking through, like, almanacs, random facts, you know, just kind of keeping my eyes and ears open. And, y'know, just ready to have some fun.

Did you ever play JEOPARDY! online?
I started. Especially with, like, the new interface, it's kinda cool. I got the guys on my hallway to play with me, and, uh, they felt really good when they ended up negative. [Giggles]

What's your major?
Um, I'm a human biology major, minoring in American studies, and I'm hoping for law school down the road, like, maybe biotech, intellectual property rights, that kind of thing.

Win one for Stanford University, Vinita!

2014 Battle of the Decades invitee: $5,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $25,000.
2004 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $10,000.
2001 College Championship winner: $50,000 + a Volvo V40 + a trophy.

Vinita was 19 at the time of the 2001 College Championship.

2001 College Championship Online Tournament user name: Nita32782

Vinita appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#3962, aired 2001-11-20 Vinita Kailasanath vs. Thomas Zamora vs. Matt Schnippert 2001 College Championship final game 2. From the campus at UCLA.
#3961, aired 2001-11-19 Vinita Kailasanath vs. Thomas Zamora vs. Matt Schnippert 2001 College Championship final game 1. From the campus at...
#3958, aired 2001-11-14 Vinita Kailasanath vs. Brett Dvorak vs. Jayce Newton 2001 College Championship semifinal game 1. From the campus at UCLA.
#3953, aired 2001-11-07 Jaime Green vs. Vinita Kailasanath vs. Andrew Nerlinger 2001 College Championship quarterfinal game 1. From the campus at UCLA.
Vinita would later appear on Jeopardy! as Vinita Kailasanath in the following 2 archived games:
#4611, aired 2004-09-27 Russ Schumacher vs. Seth Alcorn vs. Vinita Kailasanath 2004 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#4608, aired 2004-09-22 John Beck vs. Scott Renzoni vs. Vinita Kailasanath 2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

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