A speech and language pathologist from Washington, D.C....

Jill Bunzendahl Chimka

How many times did you win?
Um, I was a 4-day champion when I was on the show, and I won $85,099.

Your first appearance on Jeopardy!
Uh, I think the thing that most people have talked to me about was my answer on the fifth day. I was trailing badly and didn't know Final Jeopardy! so I just directed a message to my husband and said, "What is sorry Cory no Jag?" in reference to the car that I did not win by losing on my fifth day.

What did Jeopardy! bring to your life?
Um, well, my husband and I decided that when we were out of debt, we would have a baby, and Jeopardy! helped us get out of debt a lot sooner than we planned, so we're expecting our first child in August.

Will you name your baby "Alex"?
Um, people have asked me if I'm going to name the baby "Alex" in honor of Alex Trebek, but, um, I'll say it's on our long list, but we'll see how I do in the Tournament.

Are you nervous about the game?
Uh, when I was in college, uh, I read a woman's magazine, and it had a horoscope in there and it said, "You know a little bit about a lot of things, you'd make a great Jeopardy! contestant but your nerves would get in the way." And I said, "Boy, that really suits me." But, um, any, it turned out that my nerves didn't get in the way too much, so... I was glad to prove it a little bit wrong.

2003 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 18 4-time champion: $85,099 + $1,000.

Jill actually goes by Jill Chimka, but as a newlywed, she included her birth surname when she appeared on Jeopardy! to honor her family.

Jill's first game aired on the day after her birthday.

Jill ended her fifth game with the humorous Final response of "What is sorry Cory no Jag?"

Jill appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4317, aired 2003-05-13 Alan Bailey vs. Mark Dawson vs. Jill Bunzendahl Chimka 2003 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#4313, aired 2003-05-07 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka vs. Travis Troyer vs. Mark Lee 2003 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.
Jill previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Jill Bunzendahl Chimka in the following 5 archived games:
#4101, aired 2002-06-03 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka vs. Shari Flynn vs. Marc Beebe Jill Bunzendahl Chimka game 5.
#4100, aired 2002-05-31 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka vs. Mala Bhattacharjee vs. Steven Carpenter Jill Bunzendahl Chimka game 4.
#4099, aired 2002-05-30 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka vs. Robyn Aronson vs. Thomas Chambless Jill Bunzendahl Chimka game 3.
#4098, aired 2002-05-29 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka vs. Harrison Bell vs. Patti Rogers Jill Bunzendahl Chimka game 2.
#4097, aired 2002-05-28 Wendy Gluckman vs. Michael Dominguez vs. Jill Bunzendahl Chimka Jill Bunzendahl Chimka game 1.
Jill would later appear on Jeopardy! as Jill Bunzendahl Chimka in the following archived game:
#6790, aired 2014-03-07 Jill Bunzendahl Chimka vs. Mike DupĂ©e vs. Brad Rutter Battle of the Decades: The 1990s game 5.

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