This UT grad student won nearly $50K on Jeopardy!

If you’re thinking about attending graduate school but wondering how to pay for it, you might want to take a page from Kirstin Cutts’ notebook: She’s winning it all on Jeopardy!

The University of Texas graduate student won $49,403 throughout her four days of competing on the show, but was beat out Tuesday by a research editor from New York, so her run on the show is unfortunately over.


Cutts told her hometown newspaper, the Gainesville Sun, that she owes her success on the show to her “pretty fantastic teachers.”

Twitter was abuzz about Cutts during her time on the show, calling her the “hottest jeopardy [sic] contestant ever?” But let’s not reduce the art education major to her looks: She’s smart, and her opponents didn’t have a chance.

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