Texas A&M Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Down Rice

Anna Belousova won the 100 breast for Texas A&M. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The No. 16 Texas A&M women’s swimming squad defeated Rice in its first road meet of the season, 158-102, at the Rice Competition Pool. The Aggies claimed first in 12 of the 14 events, including multiple 1-2 finishes. This was the 15th meet up between the teams, with A&M taking all of them.


Team Scores

  • Texas A&M 158, Rice 102

Texas A&M Women’s Swimming and Diving Press Release

The Texas A&M women’s swimming team started the meet off strong with a 1-2 finish in the 400 Medley Relay, as Raena Eldridge, Anna Belousova, Emma Carlton and Golf Sapianchai claimed first (3:46.62), followed by Grace Wey, Victoria Roubique, Jing Wen Quah, and Karling Hemstreet in second (3:50.59). That was one of three first-place finishes for Carlton, including the 50 (23.57) and 100 Free (51.21). Hemstreet earned multiple individual wins in the 200 (1:50.28) and 500 Free (4:59.99). Eldridge also scored a second first-place finish in the 100 Back (55.49).

The diving team competed in Boston, Massachusetts in a double-dual meet at Harvard and against Duke with the men’s team. Charlye Campbell secured first on the 1-meter (283.30) and finished fifth on the 3-meter (285.45).

Rice Press Release

Rice was paced on the day by a pair of wins in two events. True freshman Zoe Spitz, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., won her collegiate debut in the 200-backstroke with a time of 2:04.95. The Owls closed out the meet by holding-off a Texas A&M rally to win the 200-freestyle relay. The Rice foursome of Kate Nezelek, Sini Koivu, Marta Cano-Minarro and Becca Evans registered a time of 1:33.55 that is the best mark in Conference USA so far this season.