Senior wins consolation heat with new UNLV and WAC record time of 19.07.
Senior is first-ever Rebel to win four straight 50 free conference titles, Rebels stand in fourth place.
Senior looks to make it three straight years of top-16 finishes at the NCAA Championships.
UNLV has now won three straight league titles and 10 in the last 11 years, Dillon Virva named Swimmer of the Year.
UNLV turns in a pair of top-eight times in the nation in the 50 free and the 200 free relays, both wins for the Rebels on Thursday.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Was one of the nation's leaders the entire season in the 50 free before finishing with a 13th place showing at the NCAA Championships in a time of 19.43 for his first individual Honorable Mention All-American honor ... Swam on four scoring relays at the NCAA Championships, the sixth place 200 free relay, the 11th place 400 free relay, and the 200 and 400 medley relay squads, in which he swam the fly leg to help the teams both place 15th ... Claimed two individual titles at the WAC Championships, setting a new league mark in the 50 free in 19.11 ... Also placed first in the 100 fly (46.65) ... Swam in four first-place relays at the league meet (200, 400 free relays and 200, 400 medley relays).
2012-13 (Freshman): Won the MPSF 50 free title in his freshman season with a time of 19.92 ... Also set the league record with a 19.91 on his relay split when he lead off the second-place 200 free relay .... Placed sixth in the 100 fly (47.97) and won the consolation heat of the 100 free with a ninth-place mark of 44.99 ... Was the free leg on the new league-record 200 medley relay squad, and swam on the second-place 400 free relay ... Led off the 18th-place 200 free relay at the NCAA Championships, and was on the 19th place 400 free relay.
High School: Two-time High School All-American in the 50 free and 100 fly, and won both events at the league championship his senior season ... Set the school record in the 50 free and the 100 fly.
Club: Swam for Penguin Swim team from 2006-12, and competed in the Junior Nationals in 2011 and 2012 ... Competed with the Nevada Union Miners mountain biking club from 2009-10, and placed 13th in the state in 2009.
Personal: Dillon Randall Virva ... Born on Dec. 27, 1993, in Nevada City, Calif. ... Son of Diane Virva ... Has one brother, Kyle (25), who swam for the Rebels from 2007-11 ... Majoring in earth and environmental sciences.
Virva's Personal Bests 50 Free 19.18 100 free 43.66 100 Fly 46.65