Have you seen an alum in the news? The following menu has 2 levels. © 2020 Swarthmore College. could not have been further from my mind at that moment. There’s a stereotype of moms having ‘mom brain’ and being so forgetful and not being able to do anything and I just thought, ‘Alright, if Serena Williams can do this, I can do it too!’ It was sort of my first step in feeling like a person again,” she said. As of now, on Thursday afternoon, all but 60 electoral votes have been determined in the 2020, Last week, yet another member of the Swarthmore Community graced the “Jeopardy!” stage. Professor Frey was also taken aback by the charisma of the other contestants. earning herself $64,503. A “California writer” is always Steinbeck, for example; a “Danish astronomer” has to be Tycho Brahe. Frey, who will be teaching courses on Dostoevsky and literature & music next semester, took a moment to reflect on her experience on the show. Earlier this month, Professor Emily Frey, visiting assistant professor of Russian literature, won four rounds of “Jeopardy!,”. This comes after Rebecca Rosenthal, class of 2020, participated in “Jeopardy!” last April in the College Championship, making it all the way to the semi-finals. "Absolutely the nicest surprise has been all the emails I've gotten from everyone," says Frey, who noted it was "quite hard" to not tell her students about the outcome. Professor Frey’s first competition aired on October 30 and her last on November 2, though, in fact, all four shows had been filmed on August 22nd in Sony Pictures Studios. Today’s Final Jeopardy answer (Historic Geography) and statistics for Thursday, November 1, 2018 (Kathleen Nance, Jeff Catanese, Emily Frey). “I really didn’t feel nervous. I’m so grateful for that! called, our daughter Claire was not quite 4 months old, and I was still very much in that sleepless new-mom fog—so even though competing on the show had always been a major bucket-list item of mine, Jeopardy! While still in his senior year, Ben Bishop ’09 won over $114,000 in four rounds, and returned for the 2009 “Tournament of Champions.”. Way to show them that we are more than just one thing.”. More than anything, though, Frey felt lucky, not only to have gotten as far as she did, but also just to have been on the show. Emily Frey '04 Wins on "Jeopardy!" “It’s a show that really rewards liberal arts knowledge, I think. “Eighty percent of the clues are buzzer races.”, She is hardly the first member of the Amherst community to compete on the game show. Professor Frey’s first competition aired on October 30 and her last on November 2, though, in fact, all four shows had been filmed on August 22nd in Sony Pictures Studios. Check out our editors' picks to get the lowdown on the movies and shows we're looking forward to this month. The Communications Office invites all members of the Swarthmore community to share videos, photos, and story ideas for the College's website. “It’s just so much fun. I certainly wasn’t always feeling calm. You seemed very calm throughout the show, which is not always the case with contestants. I met them on the bus to the studio, and I remember thinking, Wow, these are some of the most charismatic people I’ve ever met. During Final Jeopardy, I was convinced I was going to lose; I was in third place and the clue (about James Dyson of vacuum fame) seemed easy to me. Professor Frey’s first competition aired on October 30 and her last on November 2, though, in fact, all four shows had been filmed on August 22nd in Sony Pictures Studios. Your email address will not be published. Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menus. Submitted on Thursday, 12/13/2018, at 2:00 PM Emily Frey ’04, visiting assistant professor of Russian literature at Swarthmore College, won four rounds of “Jeopardy!” earning herself $64,503. But I have a St. Bernard and a Great Pyrenees, so maybe I’m more familiar with vacuum cleaners than the average person! 500 College Avenue Since I have a baby, though, I'm totally used to functioning on four or five hours of sleep—that’s every day for me! as a new mom (I kept thinking to myself, if Serena Williams can do it, so can I! Frey specified that her experience with languages helped her too. ), but winning on Jeopardy! What was it like to win? Emily appeared on Master Minds on 2020-06-12. She prepared for the competition by watching old episodes of the game show, and watching documentaries to bone up on such things as state and country capitals. Friendly! “It’s a show that really rewards liberal arts knowledge, I think. Several alumni have competed on the show, including Scott Turow ’70 and Katherine Duke '05. Frey also watched documentaries in preparation for the competition, memorizing every world capital. Jeopardy!

Emily Frey, visiting assistant professor of Russian, recently completed a stellar four-night run as a contestant on Jeopardy!, winning a total of $64,503 before bowing out last Friday. “Jeopardy! Was the experience of competing on television what you expected? According to Frey, having a liberal arts education — she attended Amherst College as an undergrad — also helped her excel in “Jeopardy!”, “It’s a show that really rewards liberal arts knowledge, I think. It was such a whirlwind! So the tiredness factor might have actually worked in my favor. Earlier this month, Professor Emily Frey, visiting assistant professor of Russian literature, won four rounds of “Jeopardy!,” earning herself $64,503. There were a lot of real extroverts on that bus—actors, lawyers, even a politician—and as an academic I felt like such a shy, nerdy wallflower by comparison! “A lot of it has to do with speed, I think. Another thing that really matters is fatigue,” Frey added. Every time, I felt like the earth had dropped out from under me. that the four shows, which aired in late October and early November, were filmed August 22nd in Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, Calif. Frey told the Phoenix that the liberal arts education she received at Amherst College helped her excel in “Jeopardy!”. “[The] main thing I did was just watch a lot of episodes of ‘Jeopardy!,’” explained Frey. use escape to move to top level menu parent. Find episode on: Stream the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more for $6.99/mo. Last week, yet another member of the Swarthmore Community graced the “Jeopardy!” stage. Greatest of All Time; Season 37; Season 36; Season 35; Season 34; Season 33; Season 32; Season 31; … Amherst College220 South Pleasant StreetAmherst, MA 01002, Submitted on Thursday, 12/13/2018, at 2:00 PM. It was so improbable that I’d win at all, and the experience was probably the wildest, giddiest, most insane high of my life. Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menus. Being good at trivia in a familiar setting versus in front of an audience can make all the difference. Other factors become more important: luck, which was definitely on my side that day; buzzer speed, which usually favors the returning champion; and fatigue, which is why you so often see champions who look unstoppable on Monday and Tuesday come apart by the end of the week. Being a new mom competing on “Jeopardy!” certainly had its challenges, though. And then I got the call when she was three months old, so the timing was all so related between “Jeopardy!” and my daughter, so I think it will be really cool to show her that later.”. All Rights Reserved. I was positive all three of us were going to get it, and I’d be going home. But the contestant coordinators were awesome and made sure I had everything I needed.

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