Puget Sound English Department

September 2, 2010

You may have seen The Tacoma News Tribune’s recent story (Tuesday, August 31) on our very own Tyler Vlasak, Loggers inside linebacker, team captain, and English (and Philosophy) major. The article notes that Tyler parlays his rhetorical gifts into success not only in the classroom, but also in the locker-room, where he rallies his teammates. New Loggers Coach Jeff Thomas attributes Tyler’s leadership to his “eloquent way of wording things,” and praises his communication skills, including what are described as “lengthy essays”–“both informative and inspiring”–he provides on the team’s online forum. We congratulate Tyler, and we’re happy that he proves, yet again, that majoring in English provides the kinds of skills you can use in any realm of life. Best wishes for a great season!