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AJA EVANS
Position: Push
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
DOB: 5/12/88
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current Residence: Homewood, Ill.
High School: Morgan Park High School (Chicago, Ill.) '06
College: University of Illinois '10, Sports Management
ROAD TO SOCHI
A former track & field athlete, Evans transitioned to bobsled in 2012, winning the national push championship title. The following year, she defended her crown, garnered two world cup medals and earned a top-10 finish at the 2013 World Championships. Known for her strength and explosive start times, the Chicago native is poised to contend for a medal as she makes her Olympic debut.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013-14 Park City World Cup I, gold
  • 2013-14 Park City World Cup II, gold
  • 2013-14 Königssee World Cup, silver
  • 2013-14 Igls World Cup, silver
  • 2013-14 Calgary World Cup, silver
  • 2013 World Championships, 8th
  • 2012-13 Sochi World Cup, silver
  • 2012-13 Igls World Cup, bronze
  • Two-time national push champion (2012-13)
PERSONAL
Daughter of Sequocoria Mallory…Has one brother, Frederick Evans III, and one sister, Racheal…Brother plays defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings…Earned three Big Ten titles in shot put while attending the University of Illinois…Hobbies include cooking, fishing and watching crime television shows.
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