July 7, 2021 - by

Florida State Adds Transfer Bethany Keen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State announced the addition of Bethany Keen, a transfer from USF, Wednesday.

Statement from Travis Wilson

“BK is an elite defender at first base and will shore up our defense immediately. She has a line-drive stroke to all fields and is a student of the game. We are excited about the experience she will bring to Tallahassee and her love for the game will be evident to Seminole fans. We’ve known BK for a long time and could not be more thrilled she is joining us.”

Statement from Bethany Keen

“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of team 39 for my final year of eligibility. Being a part of the family and culture at FSU is what I am extremely excited for and to compete for another national championship. I came to FSU softball camps when I was younger, so it is cool to see everything come full circle. Go Noles!”

Bethany Keen | IF | 5-6 | Bradenton, Fla. | Braden River HS/USF

At USF: Started all 190 games of her career at USF over four seasons… finished her career at USF with a .272 batting average with 149 hits, 28 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs and 99 RBI… finished the 2021 season at USF second on the team in batting average (.299), second in hits (41), second in doubles (6), and first in RBI (24) as she started all 49 games she played in… started all 25 games of the 2020 season at first base while hitting .288… had three doubles and three home runs while finishing second on the team with nine RBI… in 2019 she started all 60 games, recording a .283 batting average with 49 hits… she finished second on the team with 37 RBI and led the team with 22 walks… Keen also had 11 doubles to go with four home runs… during her freshman season in 2017 she was named to the All-American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team after leading the Bulls with seven multi-RBI games… she also led the team with 14 extra-base hits and 412 putouts, which ranks ninth all-time in a single season at USF.

Braden River HS: Received All-Area honors all four years of high school… All-Area Player, First Team All-State, FACA Senior All-Star Game selection and Braden River Softball All-Around Player of the Year honors for the 2015-16 season… Player of the Year nominee during the 2015-16 season… played in the 7A State Final Four during the 2015-16 season.

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