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Jim Coury competes in Jeopardy! College Championship

Coury is the 6th Georgetown student to compete in the College Championship. Photo: Jeopardy!/Georgetown University
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What is Hoya Saxa?

That's not likely to be one of the queries that Georgetown student Jim Coury faced in his attempt to become Jeopardy!'s College Champion, but if he makes a deep run, that's likely what his peers will be chanting.

Coury, a School of Foreign Service student slated to graduate in 2015, is among 15 students from across the country that competed in the annual College Championship, which began airing Monday night. Coury will appear on Tuesday's show.

The winner of the competition takes home $100,000 and earns a spot in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.

"I was so excited to be able to represent Georgetown on the show against some other great schools, and all my friends here were incredibly encouraging and excited for me," Coury says.

Coury is the sixth Georgetown student to appear in the College Championship. Georgetown graduate Adam Center fared best, finishing in second place in 2000.

You can catch Coury's appearance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on ABC 7.

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