TECH STUDENT WINS BIG ON WHEEL OF FORTUNE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Dec. 7, 2005
CONTACT: John Davis, john.w.davis@ttu.edu


LUBBOCK -- Though she admits that she had to buy a lot of vowels, a Texas Tech geography major said that investment helped her win more than $14,000 on “Wheel of Fortune.”

Ada Rosenbaum, 21, a geography major from Abilene, said she never dreamed she’d wind up on the game show that she had watched throughout her childhood. The taped episode featuring Rosenbaum airs Dec. 23 on NBC affiliates.

“They had a tryout for the Big 12 show,” Rosenbaum said. “You could sign up for it online. I just did it on a whim. Then, when people from the show came to Lubbock, probably about 200 kids were there trying out last February. They sent me a letter a few months later saying I was going to be on the regular show.”

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CONTACT: Ada Rosenbaum can be reached at (806) 241-5039 or ada.l.rosenbaum@ttu.edu.