Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova Won’t Race at NCAAs, Still on Psychs


Texas A&M senior* Anna Belousova has finished her athletic career with the Aggies, according to her Instagram post a few days ago. The exact reason is currently unknown, but SwimSwam has reached out to Texas A&M for a comment.

*Belousova joined Texas A&M in the 2017-2018 season and swam for the Aggies for 3 years, though the team officially lists her as a senior.

Belousova had the potential to be Texas A&M’s top scorer this year based on her best times of 57.99 in the 100 breast and 2:04.80 in the 200 breast from last year’s SEC Championships. She raced at two NCAA Championships with A&M, in 2018 as a freshman and 2019 as a sophomore. She was fifth in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 breast in 2018 and then touched seventh in the 200 breast and 11th in the 100 breast in 2019.

Belousova also won the 100 breast SEC title in 2018 and 2019 and the 200 breast SEC title in 2019.

A Russian national, it’s unclear where she’s at in terms of continuing the sport. The Russian Olympic Trials from from April 3rd through 9th, roughly 2 weeks after the women’s NCAA Championship meet.

She is on the psych sheets for the 2020 NCAA Champs at #19 in the 200 breast (2:08.23) and #20 in the 100 breast (59.53), so whether she’s taken off the psych sheets altogether or scratched, this will have an effect on NCAA invitations.

A&M’s top potential scorer right now is Jing Quah, who is seeded 10th in the 200 fly, 15th in the 400 IM, and 19th in the 200 IM.

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1 year ago

Wishing her all the best in her endeavors!

Hint of Lime
1 year ago

Wow, what a surprise. Maybe injury or something?

Reply to  Hint of Lime
1 year ago

agree, her post sounds like that.

1 year ago

i believe she is a senior (according to live results from SECs)

1 year ago

It’s complicated. She only swam 3 years of NCAA, though A&M does list her as a senior.

Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

She didn’t go to college right out of hs

Speed Racer
1 year ago

Several countries require a certain amount of time in the country prior to Olympics.

Reply to  Speed Racer
1 year ago

I don’t think that is it. She scratched 200 breast at SECs. To me that points to injury.

Texas A&M Swim Fan
1 year ago

She is an “ABSOLUTE CHAMPION” . I’m thankful that she decided to swim for “the best team in the whole world” (which I thoroughly agree with) & that I had the opportunities to see her swim!!! A champion “in the pool” & “out of the pool” as well. Thanks Anna & wishing you the very best for your future. I hope that you will continue to “gig em” forever!!!!

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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