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Three Gonzaga Seniors Compete in ESPN Bracket Genius Quiz Show


SPOKANE, Wash. – Three Gonzaga University seniors are in Chicago to compete in the Bracket Genius quiz show from ESPN and Intersport, hosted by ESPN’s Trey Wingo, with the winning team capturing $100,000. Opening-round match-ups air today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. (PDT) and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) on ESPN2. One winning team from each round advances.

The students are: Robert Bauman, a political science major and Spanish minor from Richland, Washington; and engineering majors Jacob Gilman, Kenai, Alaska, and James Sherman, Idaho Falls, Idaho. The students were selected following an application, trivia event in the Hemmingson Center, and interviews with ESPN.

“Our athletics teams get a lot of exposure on television, and this is a chance to get our brilliant students showcased,” said Colleen Vandenboom, assistant dean of student involvement and leadership.

Game organizers are paying the travel and hotel costs for the students at universities competing in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. The bracket-style competition resembles the game show Jeopardy.

For more information, contact Colleen Vandenboom at Gonzaga at (509) 313-5606 or Ashley Brantman of Intersport at (312) 467-8660 or

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