Aja  Starkey
Aja Starkey


Bozeman, Montana

High School:
Bozeman High School

Last College:
Montana State University





DU Dominates in Final Day of RMISA Championships

Pioneers Secure First RMISA Championship Since 2007


Pioneers Remain in First After Second Day of RMISA Championships

Trolleboe and Kvaale race for first and second


Denver Moves to Second on Final Day of DU Invite

Eriksen cards second in the classical


Pioneers Move Into Third in Day Two of Denver Invite

Alpine scores 169 points, Nordic puts up 165


Pioneers Take Second at New Mexico Invitational

Denver finishes six and a half points behind Colorado


  • Placed seventh in the freestyle at the Utah Invitational
  • Skied for ninth in the freestyle at Montana State
  • Never finished outside of the top-25
  • In the classical, tied for 15th at both the Utah Invite, as well as the New Mexico Invitational
  • At Denver, took 14th in the freestyle
  • Earned 24th in the classicals at DU and Montana State
  • At the RMISA Championships, placed 15th in the freestyle and 25th in the classical


  • Finished 10th in the 10k Freestyle and 22nd in the 5k Classic race at the RMISA Championships
  • Was placed 17th in the Freestyle Sprint at the Seawolf Invitational and helped Denver 2 in the Mixed 4*5k relay to make the 10th place
  • Took a 31st finish in the 10k Classic race at the Alaska Invitational
  • Finished 25th in the 5k Freestyle and 23th in the 15k Classic race at the Montana State Invitational
  • Finished 30th in the 10k freestyle race and 28th in the Classic sprint at the Utah Invitational


  • One of 12 DU skiers to compete at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs
  • Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships; finished sixth overall in the women's classical race and 25th overall in the women's freestyle race
  • Helped Denver win their 23rd National Championship
  • Finished 18th and 14th overall in the classical/freestyle races at the Montana State Invitational
  • 19th and 16th place finishes in the classical and freestyle races at the CU Invitational
  • Earned a sixth place finish in the classical race and eighth overall in the freestyle race at the New Mexico Invitational
  • Placed 11th overall in the women's freestyle race and eighth overall in the women's classical race at the RMISA Championships

Before Denver:

  • Three time All-American with the Bridger Ski Foundation
  • Second place finish at the 2014 Junior Nationals (Intermountain Racing Division)
  • Fifth place finish at the 2013 Junior Nationals (Intermountain Racing Division)
  • Ran cross country for four years (3 at Polson High School, 1 at Bozeman High School)
  • Voted "most outgoing, friendly and inspirational" for the Bozeman High School Cross Country team award
  • Fifth place finish at the State AA cross country meet during her senior year
  • Ran track and field for 3 years
  • Finished second at states in the 3200 meter race as a sophomore (Polson, Montana)
  • Finished fifth at states in the 3200 meter race as a senior (Bozeman, Montana)


  • Born on April 19, 1996 in Montana.
  • Daughter of Bill Starkey and Colleen Carew
  • Has one sibling, Mesa Starkey (22)
  • Goals are to become a physical therapist
  • Chose Denver because of the academics and ski team
  • Also recruited by UNH, MSU and UVM
  • Enjoys running, sailing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and yoga
  • Majoring in Integrative Science



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