Read Julius' UCSDtritons.com Q&A here. (Feb. 26, 2013)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
Represented the Tritons in eight events at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference (PCSC) Championships ... One leg of UC San Diego's first-place team in the 800 free relay (6:38.30) ... Was a part of UCSD's second team to finish the 200 free relay (1:23.96) ... Earned a fifth-place finish in the 200 free (1:42.75) ... Placed seventh overall in the 100 free (46.89) and eighth overall in the 50 free (21.52) ... Also participated in the prelims of the 200 IM (1:53.56) and 100 back (51.48) ... Competed in five events at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Mansfield, Texas ... Swam a leg of the 800 free relay team, which finished sixth overall (6:37.68) ... Finished 26th overall in both the 200 free (1:40.29) and 100 back (50.63) at the NCAA D-II National Championships ... Additionally competed in the 50 free (21.10, T-41st) and 100 free (46.36, 47th) ... Team Captain.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11
Swam in six events at the PCSC Championships, placing top 10 in three ... With a time of 6:42.18, awarded first place in the 800 free relay ... Finished fifth in the 200 free (1:42.90) ... Also competed in the 100 free with a sixth-place finish (46.70) ... Named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Silver Level (GPAs 3.300 to 3.499).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10
Competed at the NCAA Division II National Championships held in Canton, Ohio ... Helped the Tritons' 400 medley relay squad to a 10th-place finish after contributing a 53.77 backstroke split to the 3:22.32 group time ... Earned All-Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference honors after posting stellar times at the league championships, including a 53.33 in the 100 back to place seventh overall and first- and second-place finishes on the 200 and 400 medley relay teams ... Ended the school year on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs from 3.00 to 3.299).
Santa Clara Swim Club in Santa Clara ... Team earned first place at the Speedo Champions Series Summer Sectional Championship and third place at the Speedo Junior National Championships ... A member of the 400 medley relay team that took second at the Junior National Championships while recording the Pacific 17-18 age group record.
A 2009 graduate of Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose ... Helped the Bells to their 25th consecutive Central Coast Section Championship in 2009 ... Earned All-American accolades in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay ... Recorded personal bests of 21.03 in the 50 free and 45.82 in the 100 free ... Also competed in basketball and water polo.
Born March 5, 1991 in Mountain View ... Parents are Julius and Edita Espiritu ... A psychology major at Sixth College ... Aspires to become a psychiatrist ... Favorite pro teams are the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Lakers ... Most admired athlete is Michael Jordan ... Could eat pizza for the rest of his life ... Enjoys playing guitar and basketball in his free time.
2012 NCAA Division II National Championships
50 Free - 21.10 (Prelims) - T-41st Place
200 Free - 1:40.29 (Prelims) - 26th Place
100 Back - 50.63 (Prelims) - 26th Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:40.66 (Finals) - 6th Place
100 Free - 46.36 (Prelims) - 47th Place
2011 NCAA Division II National Championships
200 Free - 1:41.53 (Prelims) - 23rd Place
100 Back - 52.13 (Prelims) - 28th Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:39.88 (Finals) - 5th Place
100 Free - 47.15 (Prelims) - 51st Place
2010 NCAA Division II National Championships
400 Medley Relay Split - 53.77 (Finals) - 10th Place
200 Free - 1:44.18 (Prelims) - 46th Place