Two-day, reigning 'Jeopardy' winner is Morgan State alumnus

Charles County man has won $46,800 as of Monday's show

  • Craig Cornish Jr. (right) poses with 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek. The Morgan State alum has won in back-to-back nights on the popular game show.
Craig Cornish Jr. (right) poses with 'Jeopardy'… ((Courtesy Morgan State…)
December 09, 2013|By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

Craig Cornish Jr. knows former U.S. President Martin Van Buren's first language was Dutch, not English.

It might seem like a useless bit of historical trivia to some, but the factoid netted Cornish $1,400 on "Jeopardy" and capped off the Morgan State alumnus' second straight win on the popular game show Monday night.

The 2013 graduate from Welcome, in Charles County, now attends Princeton for graduate school, Southern Maryland Newspapers reported.

Cornish will be back on the show Tuesday at 7 p.m. to defend his streak, which has earned him $46,800 as of the end of Monday's episode.

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