A political science 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: $57,950 + 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. Another champion would not be invited back to play more regular play games after having lost one until Anthony Trifilio in Season 19.

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:
#2346, aired 1994-11-14 Jean Grewe vs. Tom Nichols vs. Matt Morris 1994 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Tom previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Tom Nichols in the following 2 archived games:
#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.
Tom would later appear on Jeopardy! as Tom Nichols in the following archived game:
#4739, aired 2005-03-24 Tom Nichols vs. Eugene Finerman vs. Chacko George 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 32.

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