Five Black Women Make U.S. Bobsled Team
Aja Evans, Brakeman
Another Track and Field veteran, Aja Evans competed in both shot put and sprinting while attending the University of Illinois. She made the transition to bobsledding in March of 2012 and has been named USA Bobsled’s Rookie of the Year. She also comes from a sports loving family. Her dad was the first African-American national collegiate swimming champion, her brother plays for the Minnesota Vikings, her uncle is a former hitting coach in major league baseball and her cousin also plays in the league.