UC Irvine’s Mock Trial team tied for eighth place at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa April 19. The weekend marked the team’s most successful year to date; Anteaters placed 12th in last year’s tournament. The team also was voted the most sportsmanlike in the country, taking home the Championship Spirit Award for civility and fair play. Sophomore Ana Dixit and freshman Tom Collins won individual awards for their roles as witnesses and attorneys. “By any measure — be it dominance or decency — the Anteaters have become a national powerhouse,” said Justin Bernstein, UCI Mock Trial head coach.