HELENA — In the midst of her freshman year, Montana State basketball guard Kamden Hilborn took to Twitter to announce her decision to transfer from MSU.
On April 6, Hilborn said in a tweet, “A big thank you to MSU and the Bozeman community for an amazing freshman season. Under any other circumstances, I wouldn’t dream of leaving the Bozeman community. When life blindsides you, all you can control is your response to those situations.”
“Best of luck to all my teammates, hoping for the best for you wonderful people,” the post continued. “As for myself, God’s got a plan, and I’m seeking his guidance always. Very excited to compete for the MSU track team this spring, and get back to doing a little pole vaulting. Thank you again, Bozeman.”
Helena High girls basketball coach Eric Peterson, who mentored Hilborn to consecutive Class AA girls basketball championships in 2017 and 2018, confirmed Hilborn’s decision to transfer with MTN Sports via text messages Monday. According to Peterson, Hilborn is “weighing all of her academic and basketball options.”
Hilborn appeared in 26 of Montana State’s 31 games last season, averaging 10.5 minutes. She averaged 1.1 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in those contests. She posted career highs of eight points (vs. Portland State on Jan. 3), four assists (three times) and three steals (vs. Texas State on Nov. 17).
Hilborn recently joined the MSU track and field team to compete in the 2019 outdoor season. A four-year state track and field competitor, Hilborn won the 2017-18 Class AA girls pole vault competition, clearing 12 feet, 3 inches. She also earned finishes of second, third and sixth, respectively, in the pole vault during her four years at Helena High.