A history professor from Houston, Texas...

Babu Srinivasan

Hi, I'm Babu. You're watching me on jeopardy.com.

How did you prepare for being a contestant?
For today, I prepared by playing the Jeopardy! home game. Other than that, I had to--I actually started a new job and graduated from school over the summertime, and moved, so I really didn't have time to really do anything in between the time the shows aired and the time I came here today. Yeah. But the Jeopardy! home game travels with you!

Have you been recognized since being on Jeopardy!?
Well, I had a checker at the Kroger's I went to recognize me once. And somebody at the old apartment complex I used to live at, and I just started a new teaching job at Prairie View A&M, and I had a couple of students in my class ask me if that was me on TV. And then when I said I was going off today and gave them the day off so I could come here and film, then a few more people recognized me, said, "Oh yeah, I saw you, you were from the University of Houston"--I went, "Yeah, that was me! And you can't have the money!"

Good luck, Babu!

2014 Battle of the Decades invitee: $5,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament quarterfinalist: $10,000.
2001 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 17 5-time champion: $75,100 + a Corvette.

According to the official Jeopardy! web site, Babu's full name is "Sethuraman Srinivasan Jr." The official 2001 ToC web site listed Babu's residence as Friendwood, Texas.

Babu appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#3946, aired 2001-10-29 Babu Srinivasan vs. Ryan Moore vs. Tad Carithers 2001 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1. (Sarah: You'll be...
#3941, aired 2001-10-22 Babu Srinivasan vs. Mark Eckard vs. Rick Knutsen 2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Babu previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Babu Srinivasan in the following 5 archived games:
#3862, aired 2001-05-22 Babu Srinivasan vs. Lisa Andrus vs. Greg Powell Babu Srinivasan game 5.
#3861, aired 2001-05-21 Babu Srinivasan vs. Laura Archer vs. David Martin Babu Srinivasan game 4.
#3860, aired 2001-05-18 Babu Srinivasan vs. Verena Besso vs. Yaron Koren Babu Srinivasan game 3.
#3859, aired 2001-05-17 Babu Srinivasan vs. Matt Fairley vs. Kevin Comer Babu Srinivasan game 2.
#3858, aired 2001-05-16 Travis Brazil vs. Hope Jasper vs. Babu Srinivasan Babu Srinivasan game 1.
Babu would later appear on Jeopardy! as Babu Srinivasan in the following archived game:
#4082, aired 2002-05-07 Robin Carroll vs. India Cooper vs. Babu Srinivasan 2002 Million Dollar Masters quarterfinal game 5.

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