If Carol follows through on her current plan to go pro this summer, as detailed in the article linked below, then she won't get another chance either.Me too, but it was her own doing by not playing enough and not doing as well as she should've.
Whether or not she goes pro is obviously her decision, but her 8-8 record at lower-tier ITF tournaments isn't exactly noteworthy (although, as noted in the article, she was only on the tour for a few months, which isn't a ton of time to acclimate/adjust). Couple that with her statement that "After a while, [the tour] gets pretty mundane", and I don't know why she wouldn't just finish her degree and then go pro. If she waits, she'll save a year's worth of tuition (~$50K), and won't have to come back for an additional year to complete her degree later (potentially years after she was last in the classroom, and after potentially having forgotten some of the key academic fundamentals learned in pre-req courses). If she had performed more strongly during her time on the tour last summer and fall, I'd likely have a different opinion, but, unlike Gibbs who had little left to prove at the college level (having won 2 individual, one doubles and one team titles), Zhao has plenty left to prove (having won zero NCAA titles).
Just my 2 cents. Commence attacking me...
Women's tennis: Carol Zhao to choose between Stanford and pro tour - San Jose Mercury News