The PVL conducted its inaugural championship May 26-29, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Open National Championships. A total of 12 USAV Regional Volleyball Associations participated in the event. In the inaugural PVL, the Hoosier Exterminators won $10,000 in prize money by going undefeated in eight matches and dropping only five sets. Iowa Ice, which won the silver medals and $6,500 in prize money, reached the title match by edging local favorite and No. 3 seed Utah Unity in five sets. Team North Texas rebounded from its semifinal loss to defeat Utah Unity in four sets to earn the bronze medal and $3,500 in prize money.