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COLUMBUS, Ohio Danica Wu, a junior midfielder on the Ohio State women’s soccer team, recently returned from Japan where she represented Canada at the U-20 Women’s World Cup.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Wu started all three matches for the Canadians, playing all 90 in two of them. The team went 1-2 in Japan, taking the opening match against Argentina, 6-0, before dropping a pair of 2-1 decisions against Norway and North Korea.

Not only did Wu participate with the Canadian U-20 team at the Women’s World Cup, but she helped the team to the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 championship game in Panama in March, gaining valuable experience that she hopes to bring back to the Buckeyes for the rest of the 2012 campaign.

“It was such an honor to represent my country and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” Wu said. “I worked really hard to get to that point so it felt great to achieve my goal of playing for the U-20 National Team at the Women’s World Cup. It was an eye-opening experience and I hope to bring some of the experience I gained back to our team here.”

Wu and the rest of the 2012 Buckeyes take on No. 13 Missouri at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.