- height 5-5
- class Junior
- High school Lawrence North
Pre-College: Joins the Wildcats from Deveau’s gym under Tom Strange, Amy Replogle and Don Gibson … Had a very successful club career as a level 10 gymnast, posting many first-place finishes … Carpenter finished first in the Indiana State Championships on bars in 2009, while also scoring first-place finishes in the 2006 state championships in vault, floor and all-around … Was a 2005 national champion on vault in 2005 … Second place on bars in the 2009 regional and scored a top-three finish in the 2008 regional on vault … National qualifier in 2005 and 2008 … Academic top 10 all four years of high school, winning the Superintendent’s Award for four years … Helped with Trinity Community Service.
Personal: Full name is Karissa Nicole Carpenter … Born on June 16, 1991 … Parents are Joe and Kim Carpenter … Has one older brother, Josh, 22 … Graduate of Lawrence North High School … Native of Indianapolis … Intends on majoring in kinesiology/pre-med.