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.”
2013 CAA MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
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.
2013 CAA WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
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.