Libby Stump

LC's senior guard Libby Stump has been named of the three girls McDonald's All American Game nominees in Washington State. (Connor J. Benintendi/Lynden Tribune)

Lyncs guard, University of Montana signee one of three Washington state girls players nominated

LYNDEN -- Lynden Christian senior guard Libby Stump has been announced as one of 11 total Washington state basketball players to be nominated for a chance to play in the McDonald's All American Games.

"It is such an incredible honor to be nominated to be on this list," Stump said. "There is so much amazing talent on this list — it is something that I would have never expected to happen to me."

Two other girls and eight boys in Washington state received nominations, with Ali Hardwell (Todd Beamer High School) and Drea Brumfield (W.F. West High School) rounding out the girls nominees.

Stump has led the Lyncs girls to a 9-4 record this season (7-1 NWC) as one of the team's four seniors. She signed her national letter of intent to the University of Montana on Nov. 10.

As a sophomore, Stump and LC won the 1A state championship during the 2019-20 season. Stump recently scored a career-high 30 points on Dec. 28, 2021 against 4A opponent Mount Si during the Lynden Christmas Classic tournament. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, 24 boys and 24 girls out of the pool of more than 760 nominees will be selected to the final rosters to compete in the games on March 29 in Chicago. 

"I am just overall so grateful for it, and so thankful for the people who have helped me get to this point," Stump said.