Olympics 2012: We can also root for Canada

DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 02: (L-R) Phylicia George of Canada, Lucie Skrobakova of Czech Republic and Danielle Carruthers of the USA compete during the women's 100 metres hurdles heats during day seven of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 2, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Yesterday we told you Chinyere Pigot, a UConn sophomore who will be representing Suriname in the Olympics this year. That's all well and good, but as amp343 pointed in the comments of that post, UConn has another foreign athlete competing in London this month, Phylicia George. George, who will be representing Canada in the 100m hurdles, graduated from UConn in 2012.

She piled up plenty of accomplishments while a Husky (just check out her bio), including winning hurdle titles at the ECAC (a large east-coast track conference) and the New England Championships and setting a record for the New England meet while she was at it.

Oh, she also got a 3.9 gpa in neurobiology while at UConn, so she's smart as hell too. She'll be heading to medical school eventually, but has focused on running in her post-UConn years. Keep an eye out for her on the track in London.

Hit the jump for a video of George running (she's the hurdler who come in an insanely-close second place).

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