Enghusen started playing basketball in her age of 12 years. She played for Inglemoor High School in Washington until her graduation in 1998. She was named “1998 Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year”. While she studied sociology in major and psychology at Stanford University between 1998-2002, she played as center of the college team, the sixth-ranked women's basketball team in the NCAA.
In 2003, she played professionally in Greece. Then she moved to Turkey and was with Migrosspor in Istanbul in 2004. In 2005, she agreed to become a Turkish citizen in order to join the Turkey women’s basketball national team and to participate at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain. She helped Turkey earn gold medal. Engin signed a two-years contract with Fenerbahçe Istanbul in July 2005.