Major: Outdoor Leadership
Hometown: Woodland, CA
Previous School: Pioneer High School
College: Scheuermann is entering her first season running for Simpson University.
High School: Scheuermann ran three years of varsity cross country and competed in four years of varsity track and field at Pioneer High School. Her track honors include the Best New Comer Award (2010), Runners Award (2011), Coaches Award (2012), and Captain's Award (2013). She won seven medals and went to sectionals for the 1600 and 3200. Her cross country honors include the Coaches Award (2010), MVP (2011, 2012), and all-league (2012). She also went to sectionals twice. Her academic accomplishments include receiving a blue sash for having one of the top 10 GPA’s and being in FFA all four years of high school, a cord for National Honor Society and a certificate for the California Scholarship Federation. She was part of the 2012-2013 Pioneer High School Academic Hall of Fame and was named 2013 Senior of the Year.
Personal: Karissa is the daughter of Julia Scheuermann. She loves dancing, reading, running, and singing. She also likes swimming, sleeping and making things. Going on mission trips is one of her true passions. She tries to love the Lord with all her heart, all her soul, all her mind and all her strength. Her career goal is to become a park ranger.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "The first time I heard about Simpson was at Alliance Redwoods Youth Group Summer Camp. The outdoor leadership brochure caught my attention and it was then I new that I wanted to be park ranger. It wasn't until later on that I felt that God was calling me to go to Simpson and now every time I am there, the campus feels like home. I can't wait to experience the next four years of my life and see what God has planned for my future."