FARGO - When Macey Kvilvang committed to North Dakota State in the fall of 2016, the prevailing thought was the 6'5 forward could be a difference maker for Maren Walseth's team.
Things never materialized for the two-time all-state selection from Cando, North Dakota, who has left the Bison women's basketball program. Kvilvang is no longer listed on the women's basketball roster.
When reached to ask about Kvilvang's departure from the team, the family had no comment.
Kvilvang played in just four games this season, averaging 1.5 points per game in 28 total minutes. Kvilvang had foot surgery before Thanksgiving that sidelined her. Kvilvang returned to the lineup on January 20th, playing four minutes against the University of North Dakota and eleven minutes against South Dakota State on January 24th. She was not seen on the Bison bench this weekend when the team traveled to Macomb.
Kvilvang was a two-sport standout at North Star High School, leading the Bearcats to the North Dakota Class B state basketball tournament two years in a row in 2016 and 2017, the latter was a runner-up finish. She was the Class B Tournament MVP in 2017. Kvilvang was also an outstanding volleyball player, she had college interest in that sport. Kvilvang left high school as North Star's all-time leading scorer.
She played in 29 games for the Bison in her freshman year, starting 18 games. Kvilvang averaged four points and three rebounds per game and led the Summit League in blocks per game.
Kvilvang becomes the second player to leave the NDSU women's team this season, Reilly Jacobson left in the fall and transferred to Western Michigan University in January.
NDSU (6-15, 3-6) plays at the University of North Dakota on Thursday.