Great explanation, Thanks! Alyssa is certainly pushing it this year, and it remains to be seen what she will be able to accomplish, but it is hard for me to understand how anyone could say she is pathetic at this stage. She is a brave young woman, who is giving her dream another shot - it is her choice to make. As long as she is scored fairly, so as not to take spots from others who are better prepared, she harms no one. (Whether or not that happens is a different issue and not really in her control.) Go Alyssa!