A freshman at Whitworth College from Reno, Nevada...

Katie Orphan

Hi, I'm Katie O. I'm a freshman at Whitworth College, and I am majoring in religion and history. I'd like to say "Hi" to all the Coven Crest kids, all the kids from Covey Press, and say "Rise up, B.J.!"

How did you find out you were selected?
Um, actually, I kind of found out by accident: they had to call me at home before I left to go to school to make sure they had my school address right, and so instead of getting the FedEx letter that I was supposed to get, I actually got a call. And they said, "Well, we'd like to know because we're going to invite you to be on the show." I was like, "WHAT!?" And since I was still at home, I could, like, run around the house and scream and freak out my dogs and my little sister. It was great.

How did you prepare for the Jeopardy! tournament?
Um, I didn't really so much prepare. I played Trivial Pursuit against my dorm one night... An--and I won, so that was the important thing, I think...

What do you plan to do after college?
Um, after college, I'm gonna go to seminary and I'm gonna be a pastor.

Are you prepared for fame and fortune?
Am I prepared for fame and fortune? Why the heck not?

2002 College Championship semifinalist: $5,000.

Katie appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4193, aired 2002-11-20 Katie Orphan vs. Mark Kehres vs. Pat Mobley 2002 College Championship semifinal game 3. From the Schottenstein Center...
#4186, aired 2002-11-11 Jara Dorsey vs. Adam Kay vs. Katie Orphan 2002 College Championship quarterfinal game 1. From the Schottenstein Center...

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