I think it'd be tough for her to play Australia. Unfortunately, Stanford winter quarter runs from January right after New Years until mid-March. Someone on a semester schedule would be better able to do it.
It's going to be a close call with Nicole making the AO Q's. She won a rd this week ( 16 pts ) at the Toyota 75k. So, her ranking jumped to #226. That's usually around the cut off ranking for the Q's...it's gonna be very close