University of Iowa Athletics

#10 Nikki Gentile

Height 5-8
Class Jr.
Hometown Martinez, Calif.
High School Alhambra
Nikki Gentile - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2012 as a Sophomore… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… appeared in 37 games, primarily as a pinch-running specialist… did not register an at-bat, but drew two walks at the plate… scored 11 runs and went 6-of-9 in stolen base attempts.

2011 as a Freshman… Played in 43 games, starting 34… made 15 starts as the designated player, 14 at first base and five in right field… finished with a .200 batting average, collecting 16 hits in 80 at-bats… scored 12 runs and had nine RBI… drew 16 base on balls, which were the third most on the team… made her first career start against Maryland (2/11)… had a four game hitting streak from Feb. 13 to Feb. 25… went 2-for-3 with her first career home run, two RBI and two runs scored against Illinois State (2/13)… went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored against Idaho State (2/18)… belted her second career long ball against Albany (2/25)… had a career-best three hits, going 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI against Michigan State (4/10).

High School… Four-time all-conference and two-time all-East Bay selection… DFAL League Most Valuable Player, Alahambra Female Athlete of the Year and a top-100 East Bay prep athlete as a senior after batting .471 with 22 runs scored, 11 RBI and 17 steals… helped AHS to the DFAL league title in 2010… was the CAL High Player of the Week in May 2008 and May 2009… hit .600 as a junior with 28 RBI, 23 runs and 18 steals… had a .475 batting average as a freshman with five home runs, 17 RBI and 24 runs… hit .375 average as a sophomore with 28 RBI and 24 runs scored… played for the Sorcerers ASA team from 2006-08 and the NorCal Shockers Gold from 2008-10… also was a member of the varsity volleyball and cheerleading squads… named to the Principal Honor Roll (2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10) and to the Counselor Honor Roll (2007-08).

Personal… Born Oct. 28, 1991… daughter of Scott and Dora Gentile… grandfather, Jim Gentile, aka “Diamond Jim”, was a former Major League Baseball first baseman who played nine years in the majors… he was a three-time American League All-Star… he hit five grand slams, including two straight in one game, which set an AL record that stood until 1987 (Don Mattingly)… majoring in health and human physiology.