The SC Generals are pleased to announce that Tate Hilgenkamp has accepted a scholarship offer from NCAA D2 Black Hills State University (Spearfish, SD) of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and will finish his career as a Yellowjacket.
Hilgenkamp had a solid two-year career for the Generals, and was instrumental late in this past season as he helped to lead the Generals on a 9-game winning streak after being inserted into the starting lineup. Originally from Laramie, WY, Hilgenkamp had big games in wins against nationally-ranked Gillette College, at Casper College, and during the Generals run to the Region 9 Final 4 as a starter.
Coach Smiley had this to say about Tate's commitment: "We're really excited about this signing. Tate came to Sheridan two years ago as a relatively unheralded prep player looking for an opportunity to be a part of a team and earn his way into the rotation. He worked as hard as any player we've had in the past 6 years and was always a team-first guy, even when he wasn't getting the opportunity to play significant minutes. When an opportunity arose for Tate to get major minutes late in his sophomore year, he was ready for the challenge and helped us make a big late season run. I'm happy to see that Tate has committed to play for such a solid NCAA program as Black Hills, and to play for Coach Schafer. The RMAC is one of the best D2 leagues in the country, and we're excited to see how he progresses at that level."