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Ridgewood 'Jeopardy!' Winner Leaves Lasting Impression On Host Trebek

Ridgewood college student takes home $26,000 on "Jeopardy! College Championship."
Ridgewood college student takes home $26,000 on "Jeopardy! College Championship." Photo Credit: Rebecca Rosenthal Facebook

A 20-year-old college student with Ridgewood roots took home $26,000 on ABC's "Jeopardy! College Championship" Thursday and will go on to compete for $100,000 Monday night.

Host Alex Trebek said Rebecca Rosenthal, a sophomore at Swarthmore College, "owned the game" before the correct answer to the final question was revealed.

Her parents watched the live show from home in Ridgewood, NorthJersey.com said.

Her father said he wasn't surprised she won, as she's been doing quiz bowl since she was a student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. She was later captain of her team at Bergen County Academies, he said.

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