The tournament director van Indian Harbour Beach (50K) schrijft op deze site en gaf antwoord op de vraag hoe de wild cards voor haar toernooi worden gekozen. Ze zei het volgende over Brenda:
We had originally given a wilcard to Chanda Rubin last year who was coming back from injury, but she ended up not being ready on time.
We ended up giving a wilcard to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy and although she is a bit older and is a non-American she is worth giving a wildcard to everytime. She is a great ambassador of the game, a well-known name (former top 10) and really brought attention at our local level. She attended and participated in everything through the week. Younger players can learn a lot from her. She really impressed me with how personable she was and everyone really enjoyed having her at our club. Even today, all the members are asking if she is coming back this year.