WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior Casey Buddenbaum and senior Ashley Wybersky of UNCW have been named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s All-Academic Team in men’s and women’s cross country.

Buddenbaum, from Harrisburg, N.C., attended Hickory Ridge High School and is majoring in Environmental Science. Wybersky, from Manassas, Va., is a graduate of Osbourn Park High School and a Business Administration major.

“We’re very pleased to learn that Casey and Ashley have been honored by the CAA,” said Layne Schwier, UNCW’s distance coach. “They are both very deserving and we congratulate them. We expect all of our student-athletes to excel in the classroom.”

Buddenbaum is an Honors student who “has always worked hard at his academics,” said Schwier. “He is a frontrunner for our program, but also takes his classwork very seriously. He was our top finisher at the CAA Championships and has the top grade point average on the team.”

Wybersky, meanwhile, is graduating Saturday with a specialization in accounting and has already landed an internship with the accounting firm of Ernst and Young in Raleigh. “Ashley has enjoyed a solid career here. She has been a reliable runner and someone we could always count on.

“Our women’s team has earned the USTFCCA All-Academic Team award 10 years in a row and Ashley has contributed to three of those. We have a very good chance to win it again this year, thanks partly to Ashley’s hard work.”


Casey Buddenbaum, UNCW                              Jr.        Harrisburg, N.C.

Charles Conway, Northeastern                            Jr.        Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Nathaniel Hermsmeier, William & Mary                So.       Charlottesville, Va.

Christian Peterson, Hofstra                                Jr.        East Moriches, N.Y.

Tyler Wood, College of Charleston                     Jr.        Glenwood, Md.


Jenna Flickinger, James Madison                       So.       Hummelstown, Pa.

Kornelia Kostka, College of Charleston              So.       Kielce, Poland

Kristin Mathis, Hofstra                                       Sr.        Williamstown, N.J.

Meghan McGovern, William & Mary                    So.       North Wales, Pa.

Lindsay Prettyman, Delaware                             Sr.        Bear, Del.

Ashley Simmons, Towson                                  Jr.        Fishing Creek, Md.

Ashley Wybersky, UNCW                                   Jr.        Manassas, Va.