Providence to induct three into HOF tonight

Providence Christian will induct three new members into its Hall of Stars athletics hall of fame during tonight’s home basketball games against Wesleyan.

This year’s class, the second to be inducted, will feature former standout athletes Courtney Puckett Oros, Collin McHugh and Becca Lightfoot. The inductions will happen between the girls game, which begins at 7 p.m., and the boys game that will follow.

Puckett Oros, a 2001 Providence grad, was a Junior Olympic national champion in the all-around and floor exercise, as well as a high school state champ on the beam. She was a four-year gymnast at Auburn, where she holds a handful of school records and was an All-American on the uneven bars.

McHugh, a 2005 grad, ranks among the Providence baseball pitching leaders and played three seasons at Berry College. In 2008, he became the first Providence player drafted into the major leagues as an 18th-rounder. He is currently entering his fourth season in the New York Mets farm system.

Lightfoot, also a 2005 grad, earned eight varsity letters in high school basketball and track and field. A two-time all-county selection in basketball, she also placed in four events at the state track meet. A four-year college player at Liberty, she holds scoring, rebounding and blocked shots records at Providence, where she is the basketball and volleyball coach.