Purdue professor makes debut on Jeopardy!

A Purdue professor stepped out of the classroom and on to a national stage for a few days

Posted: Dec 4, 2018 6:56 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2018 6:58 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A Purdue professor stepped out of the classroom and on to a national stage for a few days.

Amy David is a contestant on an episode of Jeopardy airing Dec. 4. She’s a clinical assistant professor who’s said she's been a fan of the show her entire life.

The show offers an online test every 6 months for people interested in auditioning. David said she took the test a few times before, but this time was different.

When one of the questions was related to Purdue, David said that's when she knew this was her time.

“I know this one, I know this one, I know this one... and I just thought, this is the time I'm gonna do it. This quiz is absolutely mine. It's Purdue, I love Purdue, I work at Purdue and I am just so sure that this is gonna be the time that I get on the show,” said David.

According to David, the odds of getting chosen aren't likely.

“Every point in the process you have to think, oh that was fun and now I'm going to put it out of my mind. You don't wait around thinking you're really ever gonna get the call and so when you do, it's just so exciting and so unexpected”

The episode will on Channel 18 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

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