A sophomore at Bradley University from Pleasanton, California...

Sam Weaver

Hi, I'm Sam Weaver from Bradley University, and you're watching me on jeopardy.com.

What's your major?
My major is history and political science, and I'm not sure about the field I want to move into. I'm thinking higher education, uh, maybe public policy, I'm not sure yet.

How did you find out you were chosen as a contestant?
I found out I was selected for--as a contestant, um, I was working at the office of my dorm, and doing the mail. FedEx came. I was sorting through the packages. I saw the FedEx envelope. Um, saw my name on it, was surprised that I got mail from FedEx, then I saw the return address and I got really excited knowing I was on the show.

How did you prepare for today's game?
Um, probably the most special thing I did was I played a mock version of the game with my hall director and my R.A., uh, against them, and I beat them. So...

Do you ever play JEOPARDY! online?
I've never played Jeopardy! online, but I watch the show every day almost.

Win one for Bradley University, Sam!

2001 College Championship quarterfinalist: $2,500.

Sam was 20 at the time of the 2001 College Championship.

According to the official Jeopardy! web site, Sam's hometown is Jacksonville, Florida.

Sam appeared in the following archived game:
#3955, aired 2001-11-09 Sara Dean vs. Susan Haarman vs. Sam Weaver 2001 College Championship quarterfinal game 3. From the campus at UCLA.

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