Yeah so I have a hard time believing she loved ND so much she gave up a decent pro contract to return. So then the question is, WHY was she turned down for a contract? Girls have been signed with less credentials.
So my theories
1. She shows signs of being unhealthy, most likely explanation, but she doesn't look any different from last year which surprises me. The history of recent injury, and "out of nowhere" improvement that coincided with weight loss might have caused companies to take caution.
2. She was awkward on interviews, this is less likely, I mean most distance runners are awkward and awkwardness doesn't really affect your ability to run well, they only have to do short interviews every now and then its not like they have to be charismatic salesmen.
3, She had unrealistic expectations of what companies would offer her and/.or she saw she could make a better living doing something else, Yeah, I don't know what that something else would be with an anthropology degree, maybe she wants to do law school or med school or something, or another graduate type program and take a job else where. That would be completely understandable.