Alana Nichols is a two-sport phenomenon in wheelchair basketball and alpine skiing, having competed in four Paralympic Games, winning three gold medals and becoming the first female American to win Gold in both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. In 2014 she was inducted into the Warner Brothers "Superman Hall of Heroes" into the inaugural class of real-life heroes and is a three-time Espy Nominee. She is a 2015 Paracanoe World Cup and World Championships team member.
Alana grew up in Farmington, N.M. and was an avid snowboarder until, in 2002, she landed back-first on a rock while attempting a backflip on her snowboard. The injury caused her to be paralyzed from the waist down.
She shares her story of hope, picking herself more times than she's ever been knocked down, and how adversity brings out and sharpens the true colors of an individual.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND - 5:30-8PM - DONOVAN PAVILION