She just texted me that she was so excited. I texted back she deserved to be excited and proud of herself and that she had worked hard to get to this point.
I told her I was proud of her. I didn't realize that she had called them back this afternoon and told them that she understood from a business perspective that they needed to interview more people but that she wanted to make sure that they realized how interested she was in getting the position.
I think her persistence paid off.