At 125 lbs she isn't going to sink either boat very deep. I would strongly suspect you will need to add a skeg to her boat to keep it tracking straight. Otherwise in a chop the stern is going to lift enough to loose it's rudder effect and the boat is probably going to want to veer off and be hard to keep straight.
It's pretty simple to add one. I don't have photos handy but I added one to a boat that had to much rocker for my taste. I made it about 12" long and drilled 3 holes in it. Drove stainless screws into the keel. I made it long so it would be on short side. Less leverage and less chance of damaging the keel stringer when it got bagged around. I started a little tall and trimmed it a couple of times till I got it like I wanted.
I am about to reskin this boat and will be able to see exactly what has happened but there is not outward side of it causing any problems to the frame. I will probably add something to FAQ on how to build one soon.
SHAD is probably a better choice for a light paddler because of it is more V shape in its hull. But it is also a slower boat and if she is a strong paddler she might like that. It's lower volume might fit her better but again, she might not like a small boat. It's not like a true Greenland boat and you have to wiggle in it. But the deck is lower.
But, I wouldn't be afraid of a adding a skeg to Short Shot either as long as you know it will take some fine tuning to get it right. attach it temporarily, paddle it around and see how it does. Do this till you get it like she wants.
PS Just reread that you were not experienced paddlers. I can come up with a skeg pattern to start with that should get you close to what she needs. Then if needed you can fine tune it latter on.