Originally Posted by Zardoz
I'm gonna say no. Reason being, it would be easier to pick a point after Pike was in command to show.
That still wouldn't preclude a little shout out to April, IMO. The only
reason why I think it's remotely possible is because Orci is such a Trekkie and was cited as having read one of the books in which April appeared in--so a bone could
be thrown in that direction. I could see April being mentioned briefly in passing by Pike in the movie if they want to give the Enterprise
a bigger sense of history when Kirk takes over...