Connellsville native Lindsey Shultz to play in ‘Jeopardy!’ semifinals Wednesday |

Connellsville native Lindsey Shultz to play in ‘Jeopardy!’ semifinals Wednesday

Paul Guggenheimer
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek with Lindsey Shultz, a Connellsville native and CMU graduate.

Pittsburgh physician and health care analyst Lindsey Shultz, a Connellsville native, will be featured on Wednesday’s “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions telecast.

Shultz finished second to record-setting champion James Holzhauer in the quarterfinals broadcast Nov. 6. But she scored high enough among the week’s non-winning players to earn a wild card spot in the semis.

Shultz will not have to face Holzhauer in this round. She is set to compete against Francois Barcomb, an 11th-grade physics teacher from New York state, and Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, N.J.

The show will be broadcast by WPXI on Wednesday at 7 p.m. If Shultz wins, she advances to the finals to be shown Thursday and Friday.

Shultz is a 2000 graduate of Connellsville Area High School. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004, earned a medical degree from Cornell University and underwent training in public health from Columbia University.

Earlier this year, she was a four-time winner on the top-rated trivia-based game show, earning $101,002 and an invitation to the Tournament of Champions.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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