Akita Heatly’s championship career earns nod to the 2022 FAMU Sports HOF


Akita Heatly was a winner every time she stepped on the hardwood.

The former Florida A&M women’s basketball guard enjoyed a decorated career at Boca Ciega High School and with the Rattlers.

Heatly is being rewarded for her championship-winning basketball career as one of 16 inductees in the 2022 FAMU Sports Hall of Fame class on Sept. 9.

“I broke down when I got the call,” Heatly said.

“I haven’t even taken it all in yet but I’ve been waiting on it. I’m so excited for my family and friends to come and see me get inducted.”

Heatly, 44, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education/Recreation from FAMU in 2004 and is the Athletic Supervisor for the City of Tallahassee’s Parks and Recreation department.

She’s married to Shalonda Williams.


A Star is Born

Heatly was born in St. Petersburg and attended Boca Ciega

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