A development officer for a museum from Hoboken, New Jersey...

Janet Wong

Date of original appearance:
February 7, 2000

Total Winnings:
$52,500

Records/Stats:
2000 College Champion (the "first" one. There were two College Championships that year. My tournament aired in February and Pam Mueller's aired in the fall).

Favorite anecdote:
After my final game of the College Championship aired, I mouthed hello to one of my high school teachers--which she recognized and claimed prompted her to fall off her couch.

Did being on Jeopardy! have an effect on your life?
Oh, absolutely. It fulfilled a wish I'd had since I was a kid and afforded me a terrific experience. Unfortunately, ever since then people think I know the answer to everything.

Anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
After college graduation, I taught English in Japan (where I tried to teach my middle schoolers--with little success--how to play Jeopardy!).

"As a senior at Drew University, she won the February 2000 College Championship. She's now a development officer for a museum. From Hoboken, New Jersey..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2000 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $2,500.
2000-A College Champion: $50,000 + a Volvo S40 sedan + a trophy.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: janetpwong

Janet appeared in the following archived game:
#4711, aired 2005-02-14 David Traini vs. Alan Bailey vs. Janet Wong 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 4.
Janet previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Janet Wong in the following archived game:
#3623, aired 2000-05-10 Eddie Timanus vs. Jack Archey vs. Janet Wong 2000 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3. From the Atlanta Civic Center.

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