Men's Swimmers Ballestas, Powers Receive Big Ten Weekly Awards
Both Men's Swimming Relays Podium on First Day of Winter Nationals
At Michigan ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014) ... Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 24, 2015).
International ... Represents Colombia ... 2015 World University Games ... 2014 South American Championships.
Sophomore (2014-15) ... Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 24) ... Championships ... NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Did not qualify ... Big Ten Championships (Feb. 25-28): Finished 12th in the 200-yard butterfly (1:46.74), 19th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.18) and 50th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.81) ... Regular Season ... Took 40th in the 200-yard freestyle at AT&T Winter Nationals ... Swam two events vs. Indiana, Texas and Louisville (Oct. 24-25).
Freshman (2013-14) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Championships Meets ... NCAA Championships (March 27-29): Did not qualify ... Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1): Did not swim ... Regular Season ... Swam three events at the Univ. of Michigan Open (Nov. 22-24), including a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle and ninth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly ... finished 10th in the 50-yard freestyle (21.33) against Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25) ... made collegiate debut vs. Iowa (Sept. 27), swimming as an exhibition competitor in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles and on two relays.
Prep ... Belen Jesuit Preparatory School (2013) ... named to All-Dade Team all four years ... helped lead Belen Jesuit to FHSAA Class 2A state title in three of four years ... won state title in the 100-yard freestyle as a sophomore and in the 200-yard freestyle as a senior ... team MVP as a junior ... High School Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Academics ... Honor Roll.
Club ... Metro Aquatic Club of Miami (2009-13).
Personal ... Full name is Julian Felipe Ballestas ... born September 30, 1994 ... son of Felipe and Shelee Ballestas ... both parents attended the University of Georgia ... enrolled in the College of Engineering ... majoring in mechanical engineering.