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Summer 2008 • Volume 14, Issue 3  

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BU student-athlete wins on The Price is Right

BU student-athlete wins on The Price is Right

The price was not exactly right, but it was close enough for Bradley baseball player Adam Kimble ’09. In an episode of the long-running game show The Price is Right that was taped June 23 and aired July 2, Kimble won the show’s climactic “Showcase.”

While making the annual trip to California with his family to visit his brother, Kimble and his mother got tickets for the show and arrived at the studio at 4 a.m. for the 1 p.m. taping. Wearing a Bradley baseball T-shirt, Adam advanced through the screening process and he and his mother were selected for the approximate 300-person studio audience. Kimble was the second player selected for the show’s opening Contestants Row.

Kimble advanced from Contestants Row in the fourth round by bidding $800 for a luggage set priced at $920. Although he lost his game of “Freeze Frame” for a trip to Athens, Greece, Kimble won the “Showcase Showdown” with a first spin of 95 cents to become the second of two finalists in the game-ending Showcase. Kimble bid $15,500 for a showcase package of kitchen appliances, a 63-inch plasma television, and a week-long trip for two to Tokyo, Japan, worth a total of $17,228. The other Showcase contestant overbid on her package, and Kimble was declared the winner.

Kimble has been a utility player for the Braves during his first three seasons, appearing in 73 games, often as a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement at catcher or first base. Off the field, Kimble has excelled in the classroom, majoring in communication (electronic media). Kimble has been named to the Bradley Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during each of his first six semesters and the Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll in his first three years. A member of the Braves Council, Bradley’s student-athlete advisory board this past year, he will serve as board president for the 2008-09 school year.

The episode featuring Kimble will be available to view on The Price is Right Web site for a limited time.