An entering law student originally from Chicago, Illinois...

Pam Mueller

Date of first appearance:
November 10, 2000

Total winnings:
$55,000 and a 2001 Volvo S60 (still driving it!)

2000 College Champion, 2001 ToC semifinalist

Favorite anecdote associated with being on the show:
From the time I was on the show until I graduated, I was “The Jeopardy! Girl” at Loyola. I couldn't go to class or to the cafeteria without someone stopping me or someone pointing me out to their friends. It got a little frustrating, since none of the people knew anything about me beyond that one fact. One night, I was at a party, and a girl came up to me and said, “Hey! You're the Jeopardy! girl!!” My friend Nick then stepped in and said, “No. This is Pam. She was also on Jeopardy!

Did being on Jeopardy! have any affect on your life?
I had a brief period of mini-celebrity where I was instantly recognizable both on campus and on the streets of Chicago. Also, being able to put Jeopardy! College Champion on my resume gave me immediate intellectual credibility (whether deserved or not--you decide) and helped me stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
No, but if I do well in this tournament, I'm going to quit work early and travel for part of the summer--one last hurrah before law school.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
Though I stopped performing with the Trinity Irish Dancers when I moved away from Chicago, I haven't left the stage. I have been performing in local productions of musicals in D.C., and I'm choreographing my first show right now.

"Representing Loyola University, she won the College Championship in November, 2000. Today she's a Capitol Hill staffer. Originally from Chicago, Illinois..."

2024 Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament quarterfinalist: $5,000.
2019 All-Star Games member of 2nd runner-up Team Colby: a share of $100,000 split three ways with Colby Burnett and Alan Lin.
2014 Battle of the Decades semifinalist: $25,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) member, and Sweet Six (Round 3 winners) member: $102,201.
2001 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
2000-B College Championship winner (semifinalist by wildcard): $50,000 + a 2001 Volvo S60 + a trophy.

According to the official UToC web site, Pam's residence at the time of the UToC was Washington, D.C. She later matriculated at Harvard School of Law.

Pam appeared as a challenger on two episodes of ABC's 500 Questions on 2015-05-26 and 2015-05-27. She was unable to eliminate Season 21 player Adam Villani.

Pam won $25,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2012-02-03 and 2012-02-06, with Ken Basin in the audience.

Pam's then-boyfriend, 2003 College Championship semifinalist Ken Basin, a USC graduate whom she met at Harvard Law, won $25,000 on the final night of the return to prime time of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 2009-08-23, after losing on the million dollar question. According to Pam, they were introduced by mutual friend Jessie, who said, "Pam, meet Ken. He was on Jeopardy! Ken, meet Pam. She was on Jeopardy!" Pam was featured in the audience for Ken's turn in the hot seat.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: PamIAmX

Pam appeared in the following 5 archived games:
#4778, aired 2005-05-18 Jerome Vered vs. Frank Spangenberg vs. Pam Mueller 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 4, game 2.
#4777, aired 2005-05-17 Frank Spangenberg vs. Pam Mueller vs. Jerome Vered 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 4, game 1.
#4772, aired 2005-05-10 Pam Mueller vs. Phil Yellman vs. Brian Moore 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 3, game 2.
#4766, aired 2005-05-02 Eric Terzuolo vs. Pam Mueller vs. Arthur Phillips 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 14.
#4729, aired 2005-03-10 Jay Rosenberg vs. Pam Mueller vs. Michael Day 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 22.
Pam previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Pam Mueller in the following 2 archived games:
#3947, aired 2001-10-30 Rick Knutsen vs. Pam Mueller vs. Lan Djang 2001 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2. (Sarah: This is...
#3942, aired 2001-10-23 Larry Cloud vs. Andrew Garen vs. Pam Mueller 2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
Pam would later appear on Jeopardy! as Pam Mueller in the following 3 archived games:
#6838, aired 2014-05-14 Roger Craig vs. Pam Mueller vs. Colby Burnett Battle of the Decades semifinal game 3.
#6832, aired 2014-05-06 Tom Nosek vs. Pam Mueller vs. Russ Schumacher Battle of the Decades quarterfinal game 2.
#6787, aired 2014-03-04 Fritz Holznagel vs. Dan Melia vs. Pam Mueller Battle of the Decades: The 1990s game 2.

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