Megan Harmon ('11 BS Mechanical Engineering), aka &quot;Pistol,&quot; was nominated to the U.S. Paralympic Team to compete in the inaugural snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in March. The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) alumna said she acquired the nickname &quot;Pistol&quot; when she started college because of her competitive spirit. In her blog she writes, &quot;Pistol represents something new ... now I'm Pistol because of my never give up, never surrender attitude.&quot; In 2009, while riding her motorcycle, Harmon was hit by a car and was lucky that she lost only her left leg. Living up to her nickname, Harmon was walking unassisted with her first prosthetic leg within two weeks of the accident. Six months later, she returned to UAH and was back on the slopes snowboarding.