Originally posted by MC1974: From what I have read it seems that Shoni really has her heart in Stanford, which may explain the delay. The question is, will she go JUCO or sit idly until she receives an answer from Stanford (if September comes without an acceptance ?) While the school takes something like ten percent of applicants, someone with her resume should get in with acceptable grades.
If Stanford does not accept her, will she be unhappy wherever she plays? If Stanford does accept her, just how good will they be (I don't want the answer LOL)?
Great questions. Not taking the post in order, the most important point is that (according to Stanford fans), the Stanford admissions office does not cut athletes any breaks in deciding whether they meet the school's standards. If you don't make the grade, they just say no. That suggests to me that it's still a long shot, since she didn't get in the first time around. On the other hand, perhaps she was told she needed to do something specific to improve her academic resume, in which case the odds might be better.
My guess is that she won't go the JUCO route, in part because I can't remember the last time that Stanford took a JUCO. If she's not going to be getting into Stanford, she's much better off going to another good 4-year school. Then the question will be if she decides she likes where she is. (Or, perhaps, whether she's so mad at Stanford that the Cardinal are dead to her.) That's hard to tell.