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Amy Schneider ’02 sets Jeopardy! record

Amy Schneider ’02 sets Jeopardy! record

Nicole L. Craw March 09, 2022

Alumna and Dayton native Amy Schneider ’02 took Jeopardy! by storm earlier this year, winning 40 straight games and amassing more than $1.3 million in winnings. Schneider made Jeopardy! history, becoming the first woman to win more than $1 million on the show and becoming the highest
earning transgender contestant in the show’s history.

Her 40-game winning streak ended Jan. 26, but Schneider earned the coveted title of second all-time champion and will compete in the Tournament of Champions this fall.

Schneider attended Marianist high school Chaminade-Julienne in Dayton and came to UD to study computer science. Mother Betty Sacksteder Schneider ’65 and brother John Schneider ’07 are also Flyers. Schneider’s father, James Schneider, was a UD staff member. 

As for her Jeopardy! run, she told the Dayton Daily News, “I’m definitely proud. I feel good about how I presented myself and my community.”

Amy Schneider '02 points to her Jeopardy! winnings score.
Amy Schneider '02 on Jeopardy!


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