Virgil Thomas
Virgil Thomas
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Rodriguez
Events: Backstroke
Major: Politics
CAREER-BEST TIMES
EVENT TIME MEET / DATE
200-Freestyle 1:48.73 at Midwest Conference Championships (Grinnell) on Feb. 18, 2017
500-Freestyle 4:47.40 at Carthage Swimming Classic on Dec. 5, 2014
100-Backstroke 52.16 at Midwest Conference Championships (Grinnell) on Feb. 18, 2017
200-Backstroke 1:57.71 at Midwest Conference Championships (Grinnell) on Feb. 16, 2014
100-Butterfly 52.43 at Midwest Conference Championships (Grinnell) on Feb. 14, 2015
200-Butterfly 2:01.84 at Midwest Conference Championships (Grinnell) on Feb. 21, 2016
200-Individual Medley 2:07.93 at A3 Carthage Classic on Dec. 5, 2015

 

AWARDS
YEAR AWARDS
2013-14 1st varsity letter
2014-15 2nd varsity letter
Forester Commitment Award 
2015-16 3rd varsity letter
Midwest Conference Champion 100-backstroke 
2016-17 4th varsity letter
Team Captain
Midwest Conference Champion 400-medley relay
Midwest Conference Champion 200-medley relay
Nicholas J. Wasylik Senior Athletic Award
Academic All-Midwest Conference

 

OTHER NOTABLES
YEAR NOTES
2013-14 Competed in each of the team's 11 meets
Ranked second on the squad in the 100-backstroke, third in the 200-backstroke, and fifth in the 500-freestyle
Was also sixth on the team in the 200-butterfly, seventh in the 100-butterfly, and ninth in the 200-freestyle
Finished first in the 50-backstroke in a time trial at Soka University on Jan. 5
Won the 500-freestyle against Carroll University and host Lawrence University on Jan. 18
Posted victories in the 200-backstroke and 400-freestyle relay against University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Jan. 25
Placed fourth in the 100- and fifth in the 200-backstroke at the Midwest Conference Championships Feb. 14-16
Also finished seventh in the league in the 500-frestyle and swam on runner-up 200-medley relay team
100-backstroke time at the MWC Championships rank him fifth in program history
2014-15 Saw action in all but two of the Foresters' 10 meets
Ranked second on the team in the 100-backstroke and 100-butterfly and third in the 200-backstroke
Placed third in the 100-backstroke and 100-butterfly at the Midwest Conference Championship Meet Feb. 13-15
Also finished sixth in the league in the 200-backstroke 
2015-16 Appeared in eight of the Foresters' 11 meets
Swam the team's fastest time of the season in the 100-backstroke
Ranked third on the squad in both butterfly events and seventh in the 500-freestyle
Finished first in the 100-butterfly against Ripon College on Nov. 14
Claimed a title in the 100-backstroke at the Midwest Conference Championship Meet Feb. 19-21
Also placed fourth in the league in the 200-butterfly and fifth in the 100-butterfly 
2016-17 Participated in all 10 meets
Recorded the team's fastest time of the season in the 100-backstroke and ranked third in the 200-backstroke and 100-butterfly
Also ranked fourth on the squad in the 200-freestyle and 500-freestyle
Posted victories in the 200-freestyle and 200-medley relay at Carroll University on Nov. 5
Finished first in the 100-butterfly at Soka University on Jan. 7
Won the 100-backstroke and 200-medley relay against Illinois Institute of Technology on Jan. 28
Helped team win both medley relays and finish second in the 800-freestyle relay at the Midwest Conference Championships Feb. 17-19
Placed second in the conference in the 100-backstroke, fifth in the 100-butterfly, and sixth in the 200-backstroke
100-backstroke time at the MWC Chanpionships ranks him fourth in program history
200-medley relay time at conference meet ranks first in team history, 400-medley relay fourth, and 800-freestyle relay fifth