Award-Winning Sports Journalist Michael Kim, ’87 IND, to Speak at 2022 Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Media Advisory

WHO: Westminster alumnus and award-winning sports journalist Michael Kim, ’87 IND, will return to his hometown of Fulton, MO, and college alma mater to speak at Westminster College’s 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Kim will discuss his journalism career that included 17 years at ESPN and his current responsibilities as lead anchor for Inside the League and Campus Insiders on the Stadium network and Live on the Line, powered by BetMGM, on the Bally Sports network.

WHAT: The 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will celebrate the athletic accomplishments of seven alumni from various classes and three Blue Jays teams from the Classes of 1978, 1979, and 2013. The evening will include a cocktail hour, a dinner, a presentation by Kim, an awards ceremony, and an ongoing online auction via OneCause to benefit the Blue Jay Spirit Club.

The event is by-invitation only, focusing primarily on Hall of Fame honorees.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

WHERE: Mueller Student Center on the Westminster College campus, 501 Westminster Ave.

WHY: The 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is the first comprehensive ceremony of the event’s nearly 25-year history. Established in 1998, the Westminster College Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals and teams who have excelled in Blue Jays athletics and/or made significant contributions to their sports.

HOW: Members of the media will have the opportunity to interview Kim from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Journalists are asked to sign in at the door, and reserved seating will be available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Sarah Backer at 573-220-9038 or

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ABOUT THE BLUE JAYS AND WESTMINSTER COLLEGE: Westminster College in Fulton, MO, boasts 18 varsity sports teams. A member of NCAA Division III and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, the Westminster Blue Jays have a proud, storied history dating back to 1902, when President Charles F. “Dog” Lamkin selected the Blue Jay mascot and accompanying “true blue” color to signify, among other virtues, courage and constancy. Founded in 1851 and home of Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, Westminster College is ranked prestigiously by U.S. News & World Report as the only National Liberal Arts College in Missouri. The College is listed as one of the top institutions in the country for economic mobility and return on investment, placing in the top 16 percent for graduate earnings with a more than 90 percent placement rate. Westminster also is a Forbes Best Value College. Westminster focuses on educating and inspiring students to become the world leaders of tomorrow.

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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.