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October 16, 2012

NSU alumnus wins on game show

Tahlequah —

Where do women find it most annoying to be cut in line?

Given the choices of bathroom, post office, grocery store and buffet, Northeastern State University alumnus Jerrod Murr had a good idea.

He answered "bathroom" and won $37,500 on the game show "Let's Ask America."

"My success on the show involved just going with my gut," said Murr, who graduated from NSU in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. "I didn't over-think anything. I went with whatever first came to mind."

"Let's Ask America" airs during weekday afternoons on NBC in about 20 markets. Contestants play from home via Skype and – much like "Family Feud" – are asked to guess what answer the greatest number of people gave in a survey.

The contestant correctly answering the most questions wins the most money and, at game's end, can walk away or wager part of the winnings for an equal return – or all of the cash for a 500 percent payout.

Murr wagered all of his $7,500.

"I was recommended to the show by another NSU alumnus, Ryan Eller ('06, '08)," Murr said. "He said if I made it to the end I should go for the full wager. So did my wife, so I had a couple of great teammates cheering me on."

Originally from Oktaha, Murr now lives in Muskogee where he is a youth pastor at Muskogee First Assembly and founder-director of the 20 Leadership Camp for teens.

While attending NSU Murr was a member of the President's Leadership Class. He met his wife, Jenn (Foster) Murr, also a 2004 graduate, in PLC.

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