Amy Schneider ’02 sets Jeopardy! record
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.”