Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Previous School: Capital Christian High School/Cosumnes College
College: Charissa played basketball at Cosumnes River College. This is her first season playing for Simpson. She was a Cosumnes River's scholar-athlete and a Cosumnes outstanding player.
High School: Charissa played two years of varsity basketball at Capital Christian School. She also played volleyball and soccer. She received First Team All-Conference honors for basketball.
Personal: Charissa is the daughter of Steve and Bette Murakami. Her hobbies are listening to music, painting, and hanging out with friends. Her career goal is to be the head of sports business.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because I wanted to attend a university that would help me grow athletically, academically, and spiritually."