Personal Born September 23, 1983 in Coupeville, Wash. ... Parents are Kristi Jensen and Van Gamble ... Graduated from high school with a 3.93 G.P.A ... Played four seasons with Emerald City F.C. where she was MVP from 1998-2000 ... Received the Emerald City Golden Boot in 2000 ... Competed for the Washington state ODP team for two years and attended regional camp for two years ... Played with the Seattle Sounders Select team, helping them reach the 2002 W-League semifinals ... Majoring in business ... Transferred to Washington from Iowa State.
Washington: One-year letterwinner who started the season's final 17 games ... UW's third-leading returning scorer. 2003 (Junior) - Played all 21 games, starting 17 of them ... Moved into a permanent position in the starting lineup in game No. 5 against Connecticut ... Ranked sixth on the team with six points ... Tied for No. 4 among Huskies with two goals ... Came off the bench to net an 85th-minute tally for the only goal of the game in a win over Colorado College (Sept. 7) ... Also scored in a 3-1 victory over No. 6 Texas (Sept. 21) ... Also had an assist against Texas, one of two she distributed during the season.
Iowa State University: 2002 (Sophomore) - Started all 19 games ... Second on the team with 13 points ... Opened the season with three goals in the first two games at the Falcon Invitational ... Assisted on two game-winning goals at home (Northern Iowa and Oklahoma State) ... One of four Cyclones to score in a 4-3 overtime victory over Baylor ... Fired 39 shots on the season and recorded a team-leading three assists ... First team academic all-Big 12. 2001 (Freshman) - The Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Started all 18 games ... Finished second on the team in scoring with three goals and two assists ... Took 21 shots on the season ... Scored the game-winning goal in Iowa State's 2-1 overtime victory over Baylor ... Recorded one goal and one assist vs. Bowling Green State ... Scored the Cyclones' only goal in a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Oklahoma State ... Notched a career-high five shots at OSU ... Distributed one assist vs. Texas Tech.
Oak Harbor High School Four-year letterwinner ... Named all-conference and all-area from 1998-2000 ... Also earned four varsity letters in track.
Coach Gallimore on Gamble: "I regret not recruiting her originally.Nikki Gamble is a tremendous player and the fact that she can come onto our team and in a year and a half become captain, you just watch the kid and the way she reacts with the team and you just wish that you could clone her. She is tremendous and I think that being a playmaker is one thing. If she can add being a consistent goal scorer than she will be a big threat for us and she could be a first team All Pac-10 player easily. Nikki is possibly the hardest worker we have on our team. We have a lot of kids on our team that put their time in but this kid is a workaholic. She just wants it so badly. She is a soccer junkie who plays whenever she can. Nikki is versatile and defends well. You can use her in the midfield, you can use her in the back. You can use her on the left or the right."