Originally Posted by soogar
There is no way of knowing if Michelle had been healthy at the nats, that she wouldn't have bested Emily there. Michelle through her career has done a lot for the sport of figure skating and has helped to make it as popular in the mainstream as it is. She deserved to go and this isn't the first time that something like this has happened. If she chooses to go to college, more power to her, but that is her choice. Alissa goes to college fulltime and skates fulltime, so we know it can be done. If Emily wants it badly enough she will do it. We know for a fact how badly Michelle wants it and I for one, would love to see her go with full confidence and support, as the Olympics have been her nemesis.