2014 Sochi athlete spotlight - Aja Evans

Aja Evans blasted onto the scene in her rookie season by scoring 794 out of a possible 800 points on the combine test, winning the 2012 U.S. National Push Championship title, and breaking the start record with driver Jamie Greubel in 2012-2013 team selection races.




Evans comes from a family of talented athletes. Her brother, Fred, is the Vikings' defensive tackle, her uncle is Gary Matthews, who is the former hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs , and her cousin is major league baseball player Gary Matthews Jr.


— Team USA



Evans was just named a member of the 2013-2014 women’s bobsled US national team. She will compete in Sochi with a talented squad including track and field star Lolo Jones.

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

Photo courtesy of Aja Evans via Instagram

USOC Media Summit

PARK CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 29: Bobsledder Aja Evans poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on September 29, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Championship 2013 - Day 3

ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 27: Jazmine Fenlator and Aja Evans of USA compete during the team competition of the IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Championship at Olympia Bob Run on January 27, 2013 in St Moritz, Switzerland. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

OLY-RUS-2014-BOBSLEIGH

US Elana Meyers (L) and Aja Evans take part in the first run during the Women's Bobsleigh competition at the Sanki Sliding Centre, some 50 km from Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, on February 15, 2013. With a year to go until the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, construction work continues as tests events and World Championship competitions are underway. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images