|Seasons at Butler:||2nd Season|
Rachel Keeney, a four-year letterwinner in softball at the University of Minnesota, is in her second season as an assistant softball coach at Butler. Keeney, the sister of Butler assistant baseball coach Bob Keeney, was a starting shortstop for the Golden Gophers, 2001-05. She was named the team's Most Improved Player in 2003 and selected as the team's Most Valued Player in 2004 and 2005. She received Minnesota's Outstanding Defensive Award in 2004, when she led all Big Ten Conference shortstops in fielding percentage. A former Outstanding Female Athlete Award winner at Burnsville High School in Minnesota, Keeney started 164 games over her final three seasons with the Golden Gophers. She led the team in assists as a senior and finished second on the squad in runs batted in, while starting all 52 games. Keeney served as a student assistant coach at Minnesota in the fall of 2005 and as a co-assistant coach at Minnetonka High School in Minnesota in 2006. She also served as an instructor at several nationally recognized softball camps, including the University of Arizona softball camp and the University of Minnesota North Country softball camp. The Butler coach earned a B. S. degree in child psychology and coaching from the University of Minnesota in December of 2005.