A professor originally from Chicopee, Massachusetts...

Tom Nichols

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1994 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 10/11 5-time champion: $57,680 + Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary computer game or Jeopardy! '92 home game.

Tom won 4 games ($45,690), losing his 5th, in games aired 1994-01-31 to 1994-02-04. 8 months later, he returned to the show on 1994-10-10 (because of a "clue discrepancy") whereupon he won an additional $11,990 to become a 5-time champion, just in time for the 1994 Tournament of Champions, which aired the following month. (Had he not won his return game, his 4-day total was high enough that he’d have qualified for the Tournament of Champions anyway.)

Not to be confused with Season 14 player Tom Nichols, who appeared in show #3000, aired 1997-09-19.

Tom appeared in the following archived game:
#2321, aired 1994-10-10 Dorothy Mallonee vs. Quintin Lang vs. Tom Nichols Tom Nichols game 5-B.
Tom previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Tom Nichols in the following 5 archived games:
#2175, aired 1994-02-04 Tom Nichols vs. Phil Oakley vs. Bob Tzudiker Tom Nichols game 5-A.
#2174, aired 1994-02-03 Tom Nichols vs. Jim Proulx vs. Lois Murray Tom Nichols game 4.
#2173, aired 1994-02-02 Tom Nichols vs. Judy Paullus vs. Geoff Berman Tom Nichols game 3.
#2172, aired 1994-02-01 Tom Nichols vs. David Westgor vs. Laurie Goldman Tom Nichols game 2.
#2171, aired 1994-01-31 John Welch vs. Tom Nichols vs. Janet Clark Tom Nichols game 1.
Tom would later appear on Jeopardy! as Tom Nichols in the following archived game:
#2346, aired 1994-11-14 Jean Grewe vs. Tom Nichols vs. Matt Morris 1994 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

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