The city of Oakland, Calif., celebrated Amy Schneider Day Wednesday, honoring the top woman and top transgender contestant ever on Jeopardy!“Today is Amy Schneider Day in Oakland!” Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted. “@Jeopardamy has made our city proud as the first transgender @Jeopardy contestant as well as the winningest woman and second-longest winning streak ever! & Amy doesn't just say she’s from Oakland, she shouts it!” Schneider retweeted it Thursday with comments.
Actually, Schneider was not the first trans contestant on the venerable quiz show, but she is the first to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.She put together a 40-game winning streak from November through January, placing her second only to current Jeopardy!
host Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in 2003. She is in fourth place for all-time regular season cash winnings with $1.382 million, behind Matt Amodio ($1.518 million), James Holzhauer ($2.462 million), and Jennings ($2.52 million).
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