Wellesley College student to compete for Jeopardy! College Championship

250px-Jeopardy!_logoLaura Rigge, a 20-year-old junior majoring in Russian at Wellesley College, heads to Los Angeles this week to compete in the Jeopardy! College Championship. The Emmaus, Pa., native will be among 15 students competing for $100K and a berth in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.

The two-week college event starts airing on May 6.

To qualify for the tournament, prospective collegiate contestants took a 50-question online test; those who passed were selected at random to attend regional in-person auditions consisting of a second 50-question test, mock game play, and a brief interview.

Jeopardy! airs locally in the greater Boston area at 7:30 p.m. EDT on WBZ-TV.