Belmont alumna Kayla La France (’09) won the TV show “King of the Nerds” and earned $100,000. The contest on TBS invited competitors to face challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. The nerds compete as teams before moving on to individual challenges with the goal of being named the quintessential master of all things nerdy.
While at Belmont, La France earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics with minors in mathematics and public relations. She went on to get her master’s degree in space science from the University of North Dakota and resides in Green Acres, Wash.